Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


886

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Piedmont)

Look for it in pine flatwoods, savannas, pocosin-sandhill ecotones, dry rocky woodlands in the lower Piedmont (esp with chestnut oak), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous or Semi-evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
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 mariana   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lyonia mariana   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-11-004:
Lyonia mariana   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Neopieris mariana

 

COMMON NAME:
Staggerbush