Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


883

Shrub
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Common

Look for it in dry oak and pine woodlands, scrub, rarely pocosins, spodosolic flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed urceolate corolla
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lyonia ferruginea   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lyonia ferruginea   FAMILY Ericaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-11-002:
Lyonia ferruginea   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Rusty Lyonia, Staggerbush, Dragonwood, Crookedwood


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image of Lyonia ferruginea

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_lyfe_001_lvd

        

image of Lyonia ferruginea

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_lyonia_ferruginea2

May    Polk County    FL

Flowers in axillary facscicles on twigs of the previous year, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.