Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


884

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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

Look for it in mountain bogs, shrub balds, bottomlands, other moist to wet habitats, "dry" 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-11-001:
Lyonia ligustrina   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Maleberry, He-huckleberry