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


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image of Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina

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

        

image of Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina

JK Marlow    jkm120623_157

June    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

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

image of Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina

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

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

JK Marlow    jkm140816_786

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

image of Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina

JK Marlow    jkm140816_788

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

image of Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina

JK Marlow    jkm140816_799

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

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

image of Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina

JK Marlow    jkm150814_806

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain