Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Sweet-pepperbush, Cinnamonbark, Cinnamon Clethra, Mountain White-alder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clethra acuminata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clethra acuminata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Clethra acuminata 143-01-001

Flowers in terminal racemes or narrow panicles, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coastal Sweet-pepperbush, Coastal White-alder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clethra alnifolia
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Clethra alnifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Clethra alnifolia var. alnifolia 143-01-002a

Bright white flowers in showy terminal racemes beyond the uppermost leaves, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


camera icon Common Name: Downy Sweet-pepperbush, Downy White-alder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clethra tomentosa
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Clethra alnifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Clethra alnifolia var. tomentosa 143-01-002b

If recognized at varietal rank, the correct name is var. pubescens, per Weakley's Flora.


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"Invasions of nonnative plants into southern forests continue to go unchecked and unmonitored. Invasive nonnative plants infest under and beside forest canopies and occupy small forest openings, increasingly eroding forest productivity, hindering forest use..., and degrading diversity and wildlife habitat." — James H. Miller, Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests