Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


885

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in pocosins, wet woodlands, blackwater swamp forests, other acidic wetlands, esp if peaty, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink (rarely white)
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed 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 lucida   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lyonia lucida   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-11-003:
Lyonia lucida   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Desmothamnus lucidus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Neopieris nitida

 

COMMON NAME:
Shining Fetterbush, Lyonia, Hemleaf


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image of Lyonia lucida

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_lylu3_003_lvd

        

image of Lyonia lucida

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_neni2_001_lvd

        

image of Lyonia lucida

JK Marlow    jkm060423_024

April    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Flowers in axillary fascicles, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Lyonia lucida

JK Marlow    jkm130406_762

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

image of Lyonia lucida

JK Marlow    jkm130406_763

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

image of Lyonia lucida

JK Marlow    jkm130406_770

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

image of Lyonia lucida

JK Marlow    jkm160416_257

April    Lowndes County    GA

image of Lyonia lucida

JK Marlow    jkm160416_259

April    Lowndes County    GA

Distinguished by glossy coriaceous leaves with a prominent vein along margins, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lyonia lucida

Jerry Bright    jeb_mg_0672

May    Kershaw County    

Goodale State Park

Corolla less than 5mm broad, usually pink, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Lyonia lucida

Jerry Bright    jeb_mg_4342

May    Kershaw County    SC

Goodale State Park