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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina   FAMILY Ericaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-11-001:
Lyonia ligustrina   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Arsenococcus ligustrinus

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Maleberry, He-huckleberry


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image of Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina, Northern Maleberry, He-huckleberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_xoli_001_lvd

        

image of Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina, Northern Maleberry, He-huckleberry

JK Marlow    jkm220607_8289

June    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina, Northern Maleberry, He-huckleberry

JK Marlow    jkm220607_8290

June    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

Leaf shape & size variable: smaller lvs in bogs, other distinctly wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina, Northern Maleberry, He-huckleberry

JK Marlow    jkm220607_8291

June    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina, Northern Maleberry, He-huckleberry

JK Marlow    jkm220607_8297

June    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina, Northern Maleberry, He-huckleberry

JK Marlow    jkm220607_8298

June    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina, Northern Maleberry, He-huckleberry

JK Marlow    jkm220609_8442

June    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina, Northern Maleberry, He-huckleberry

JK Marlow    jkm220609_8454

June    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina, Northern Maleberry, He-huckleberry

Will Stuart    wil_7520530352_5902210f36

July    Avery County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Calyx lobes triangular; corolla white, globose, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina, Northern Maleberry, He-huckleberry

Will Stuart    wil_7520530352_d3a3a07eb7

July    Avery County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Large lvs in thin soils in high elevation heath balds or around rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina, Northern Maleberry, He-huckleberry

JK Marlow    jkm140816_786

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

image of Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina, Northern Maleberry, He-huckleberry

JK Marlow    jkm140816_788

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

image of Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina, Northern Maleberry, He-huckleberry

JK Marlow    jkm140816_799

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

Leaves deciduous, subcoriaceous, and dull, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina, Northern Maleberry, He-huckleberry

JK Marlow    jkm220906_9737

September    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-11-001:
Lyonia ligustrina   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Arsenococcus ligustrinus

 

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884

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont, uncommon in SC Coastal Plain)

Habitat: mountain bogs, shrub balds, bottomlands, other moist to wet habitats, "dry" exposed ridges at high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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