OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 94 taxa in the family Ericaceae, Heath family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

                   

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pipsissewa, Striped Wintergreen, Rat's Bane

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Chimaphila maculata   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chimaphila maculata   FAMILY: Pyrolaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Chimaphila maculata 145-01-001   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Forests and woodlands, mostly rather xeric and acid

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Prince's-pine

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Chimaphila umbellata var. cisatlantica   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chimaphila umbellata ssp. cisatlantica   FAMILY: Pyrolaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Chimaphila umbellata 145-01-002   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Forests and woodlands, mostly rather xeric and acid

Rare

Native to the Carolinas

 


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Common Name: Rounded Shinleaf, Roundleaf Pyrola, American Wintergreen

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Pyrola americana   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pyrola americana   FAMILY: Pyrolaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pyrola rotundifolia var. americana 145-02-001   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Xeric to mesic woodlands and forests

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Indian Pipes, Ghost-flower, Common Ghost Pipes

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Monotropa uniflora   FAMILY: Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Monotropa uniflora   FAMILY: Monotropaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Monotropa uniflora 145-03-001   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: In a wide variety of moist to dry forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Southern Ghost Pipes, Scrub Ghost-flower

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Monotropa brittonii   FAMILY: Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Monotropa uniflora   FAMILY: Monotropaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Monotropa uniflora 145-03-001?   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Florida scrub, longleaf pine sandhills, other dry, sandy habitats

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Pinesap, Appalachian Red Pinesap

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hypopitys lanuginosa   FAMILY: Ericaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Monotropa hypopitys   FAMILY: Monotropaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED TO NORTH AMERICAN PLANTS) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Monotropa hypopithys 145-03-002   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Acid forests

Uncommon (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Eastern Pinesap

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hypopitys species 3   FAMILY: Ericaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Monotropa hypopitys   FAMILY: Monotropaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED TO NORTH AMERICAN PLANTS) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Monotropa hypopithys 145-03-002?   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Forests

Uncommon (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Appalachian Pygmy Pipes, Sweet Pinesap

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Monotropsis odorata   FAMILY: Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Monotropsis odorata   FAMILY: Monotropaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Monotropsis odorata var. odorata 145-04-001   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Dry to mesic upland woods under oaks and/or pines (Pinus virginiana or P. echinata), especially slopes or bluffs with abundant heaths, often including Kalmia latifolia and/or Rhododendron maximum

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rosebay Rhododendron, Great Laurel, White Rosebay, Great Rhododendron

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Rhododendron maximum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron maximum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron maximum 145-05-001   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Moist slopes, wet flats, bogs, swamps, north-facing bluffs in the Piedmont

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Catawba Rhododendron, Mountain Rosebay, Purple Laurel, Pink Laurel

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Rhododendron catawbiense   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron catawbiense   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron catawbiense 145-05-002   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Rocky summits, shrub balds, acid ridges and slopes (mostly at high elevations), north-facing bluffs in the Piedmont, and sometimes in mesic situations in the Mountains

Common in Mtns, rare in Piedmont, rare in SC, endemic to Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Gorge Rhododendron, Punctatum, Piedmont Rhododendron

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Rhododendron minus   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron minus   FAMILY: Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron minus 145-05-003   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Rocky slopes, escarpment gorges, rocky areas in the Piedmont, longleaf pine sandhill bluffs in the Coastal Plain

Common in Mountains, uncommon in GA & SC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Rhododendron, Punctatum

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Rhododendron carolinianum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron carolinianum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron minus 145-05-003?   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Rocky summits, heath balds, high elevation forests, moist slopes

Uncommon, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pinkshell Azalea

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Rhododendron vaseyi   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron vaseyi   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron vaseyi 145-05-004   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Moist slopes, bogs, high elevation rocky summits, cliffs, high elevation heath balds

Rare

Native to North Carolina & possibly Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Flame Azalea

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Rhododendron calendulaceum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron calendulaceum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron calendulaceum 145-05-005   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Deciduous forests, particularly on mountain slopes, grassy balds

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Oconee Azalea

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhododendron flammeum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron flammeum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, upland forests on slopes, ridges, stream bluffs

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Plumleaf Azalea

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhododendron prunifolium   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron prunifolium   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic ravine forests and streambanks

Rare, endemic to a small area along AL-GA border

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cumberland Azalea, Baker's Azalea

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhododendron cumberlandense   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron cumberlandense   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Balds and exposed or moist slopes

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians, primarily west of the Blue Ridge

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Piedmont Azalea, Southern Pinxter Azalea, Hoary Azalea

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Rhododendron canescens   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron canescens   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron canescens 145-05-006   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Swamps, pocosins, and pine savannas

Common (uncommon in SC Mountains & GA Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Florida Flame Azalea, Yellow Azalea

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhododendron austrinum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron austrinum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Hammocks, bluffs, floodplain forests

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Election Pink, Roseshell Azalea, Early Azalea

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Rhododendron prinophyllum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron prinophyllum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron roseum 145-05-007   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Upland forests (especially under Quercus montana and Quercus rubra), xeric pine and oak woodlands

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: May White Azalea, Eastman's Azalea

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Rhododendron eastmanii   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron eastmanii   FAMILY: Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron alabamense 145-05-008   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Rich slopes

Uncommon in SC Piedmont, rare in SC Coastal Plain

Native to South Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Red Hills Azalea, May-pink Azalea

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Rhododendron colemanii   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Moist hammocks, moist bluffs, along streams

Rare in GA

Native to Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Alabama Azalea

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhododendron alabamense   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron alabamense   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Moist slopes, bluffs, streambanks

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere in GA

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pinxterflower, Pinxterbloom Azalea, Election Pink, Pinxter Azalea

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Rhododendron periclymenoides   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron periclymenoides   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron nudiflorum 145-05-009   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Moist to dry slopes and streambanks

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dwarf Azalea, Coastal Azalea

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Rhododendron atlanticum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron atlanticum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron atlanticum 145-05-010   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Pocosins, savannas, pine flatwoods, sandhill-pocosin ecotones

Common in NC-SC, uncommon in GA, endemic to the Atlantic Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Azalea, Clammy Azalea, Swamp Honeysuckle, Catchfly Azalea

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhododendron viscosum var. viscosum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron viscosum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron viscosum var. viscosum 145-05-011a   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Moist streambanks, shrub balds, and other moist habitats

Common in Piedmont & NC-SC Mountains (uncommon to rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Clammy Azalea

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhododendron viscosum var. montanum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron viscosum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron viscosum var. viscosum 145-05-011a?   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Moderate to high elevation sites, in dry to seasonally seepy sites

Rare (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Swamp Azalea, Clammy Azalea, Sweet Azalea

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhododendron serrulatum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron viscosum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron viscosum var. serrulatum 145-05-011b   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Bogs, pocosins, wet pine savannas

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweet Azalea, Smooth Azalea

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Rhododendron arborescens   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron arborescens   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron arborescens 145-05-012   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Rocky riversides, wooded stream banks, swamps, high elevation forests, shrub balds

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Minniebush

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhododendron pilosum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Menziesia pilosa   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Menziesia pilosa 145-06-001   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Heath balds, bogs, rocky summits, and rocky woodlands, mostly at high elevations

Uncommon in NC Mtns, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC (endemic to S & C Appalachians)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sand-myrtle, Mountain Myrtle

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Kalmia buxifolia   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Leiophyllum buxifolium   FAMILY: Ericaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Leiophyllum buxifolium var. buxifolium 145-07-001   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Locally abundant but very restricted in wet (spodosol) pinelands of the outer Coastal Plain (in Brunswick and Carteret counties, NC), locally common in relatively dry sandhills in a few locations in the Sandhills, disjunct in the Piedmont on a few quartzite monadnocks, fairly common in the mountains on rock outcrops at high to moderate elevations (on a wide variety of rock types)

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Laurel, Ivy, Calico-bush, Mountain Ivy

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Kalmia latifolia   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Kalmia latifolia   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Kalmia latifolia 145-08-001   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Acidic forests, bluffs, bogs, along sandhill steams, and in a wide range of other habitats, nearly ubiquitous in the mountains, up to at least 1600m, more restricted in habitat in the lower Piedmont and Coastal Plain

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Sheepkill, Carolina Wicky, Carolina Sheep Laurel, Carolina Bog Myrtle

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Kalmia carolina   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Kalmia carolina   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC ERROR) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Kalmia angustifolia var. caroliniana 145-08-002   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Moist to wet pinelands of the Coastal Plain, pocosin margins (or seemingly in pocosins or swamps because of fire suppression), mountain bogs and fens (and less commonly in rocky areas at high elevations) in the Mountains

Common in NC Coastal Plain, uncommon in SC Coastal Plain (rare in Mountains) (rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Northern Sheepkill, Sheep Laurel, Lamb-kill

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Kalmia angustifolia   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Kalmia angustifolia   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Sandy, xeric to mesic hillsides and moist areas, rocky areas

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: White Wicky

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Kalmia cuneata   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Kalmia cuneata   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Kalmia cuneata 145-08-003   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Pocosins and pocosin-savanna or pocosin-sandhill ecotones

Rare

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Hairy Wicky, Kalmiella

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Kalmia hirsuta   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Kalmia hirsuta   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Kalmia hirsuta 145-08-004   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Pine savannas and pine flatwoods

Common in GA, rare in SC

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Zenobia, Honeycups

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Zenobia pulverulenta   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Zenobia pulverulenta   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Zenobia pulverulenta 145-09-001   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Pocosins, margins of pineland ponds

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Evergreen Mountain Fetterbush, Mountain Andromeda

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Pieris floribunda   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pieris floribunda   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pieris floribunda 145-10-001   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Acid wooded slopes, heath balds at high elevations, summits of Piedmont monadnocks, sometimes escaped from cultivation

Native to North Carolina & possibly Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Vine-wicky, Climbing Fetterbush, Climbing Wicky

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Pieris phillyreifolia   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pieris phillyreifolia   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Acidic swamp forests

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Japanese Andromeda, Lily-of-the-Valley Bush

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Pieris japonica   FAMILY: Ericaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Pieris japonica   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Planted in landscaping, not known to escape or persist in our area

Non-native: Japan, Taiwan, & China

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Northern Maleberry, He-huckleberry

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina   FAMILY: Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lyonia ligustrina 145-11-001   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Mountain bogs, shrub balds, bottomlands, other moist to wet habitats, "dry" exposed ridges at high elevations

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Southern Maleberry, He-huckleberry

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Lyonia ligustrina var. foliosiflora   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lyonia ligustrina var. foliosiflora   FAMILY: Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lyonia ligustrina 145-11-001?   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Pocosins, seepage bogs, and other wet habitats

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rusty Lyonia, Staggerbush, Dragonwood, Crookedwood

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Lyonia ferruginea   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lyonia ferruginea   FAMILY: Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lyonia ferruginea 145-11-002   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Dry oak and pine woodlands, Florida scrub, scrubby pine flatwoods, rarely pocosins, spodosolic flatwoods

Common in GA Coastal Plain, uncommon in SC

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Staggerbush, Poor-grub

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Lyonia fruticosa   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lyonia fruticosa   FAMILY: Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lyonia ferruginea 145-11-002?   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Pocosins, Florida scrub, pine flatwoods

Common in GA Coastal Plain (historically in SC, but not recently seen)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Shining Fetterbush, Lyonia, Hemleaf

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Lyonia lucida   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lyonia lucida   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lyonia lucida 145-11-003   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Pocosins, wet woodlands, blackwater swamp forests, other acidic wetlands, especially if peaty

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Staggerbush, Large-flowered Fetterbush

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Lyonia mariana   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lyonia mariana   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lyonia mariana 145-11-004   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Pine flatwoods, savannas, pocosin-sandhill ecotones, less commonly in dry rocky woodlands in the lower Piedmont (especially with chestnut oak)

Common in Coastal Plain (uncommon in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tall Fetterbush, Florida Leucothoe, Florida Hobblebush, Agarista

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Agarista populifolia   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Agarista populifolia   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Leucothoe populifolia 145-12-001   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Blackwater swamps, hydric hammocks, marly spring runs and seepage ravines

Rare or waif(s)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia & possibly North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coastal Doghobble

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Leucothoe axillaris   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Leucothoe axillaris   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Leucothoe axillaris var. axillaris 145-12-002a   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Pocosins, blackwater swamp forests, and moist and acid slopes

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Doghobble, Highland Doghobble, Switch-ivy

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Leucothoe fontanesiana   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Leucothoe fontanesiana   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Leucothoe axillaris var. editorum 145-12-002b   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Moist slopes, streambanks, ravines, often associated with Rhododendron maximum thickets

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Sweetbells, Mountain Fetterbush, Deciduous Fetterbush

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Eubotrys recurvus   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eubotrys recurvus   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Leucothoe recurva 145-12-003   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Heath balds, high elevation ridges and granitic domes, bogs

Common in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coastal Fetterbush, Swamp Sweetbells, Swamp Leucothoe, Swamp Fetterbush

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Eubotrys racemosus   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eubotrys racemosus   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Leucothoe racemosa 145-12-004   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Swamps, pocosins, streambanks, and other wet places

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sourwood, Sorrel-tree

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Oxydendrum arboreum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Oxydendrum arboreum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Oxydendrum arboreum 145-13-001   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic to xeric deciduous forests, especially dry-mesic to xeric oak-hickory and oak-pine forests, and also often in sandhill/pocosin ecotones

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Leatherleaf, Cassandra

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Chamaedaphne calyculata   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chamaedaphne calyculata   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cassandra calyculata 145-14-001   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Pocosins in the Coastal Plain, bogs in the Mountains, Chamaecyparis bogs, wet pine flatwood ecotones, other saturated, acid, peaty or peaty/sandy situations

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Trailing Arbutus, Mayflower

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Epigaea repens   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Epigaea repens   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Epigaea repens 145-15-001   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: In a wide variety of acidic forests, xeric to mesic, sandy, rocky, and loamy

Common (uncommon GA Piedmont & SC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wintergreen, Teaberry

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Gaultheria procumbens   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gaultheria procumbens   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gaultheria procumbens 145-16-001   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Heath balds, woodlands, and openings, usually acidic and xeric

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Creeping Snowberry, Moxie

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Gaultheria hispidula   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gaultheria hispidula   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Spruce-fir forests, northern hardwoods forests, bogs at high elevations

Native: north of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Crossleaf Heath

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Erica tetralix   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Erica tetralix   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erica tetralix 145-17-001   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Sandy thickets

Non-native: Europe

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Box Huckleberry

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Gaylussacia brachycera   FAMILY: Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gaylussacia brachycera   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Dry, acidic ridgetops and upper slopes, locally forming large clones, in the Coastal Plain in dry sandy soils

Rare in NC

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Dwarf Huckleberry

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Gaylussacia dumosa   FAMILY: Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Gaylussacia dumosa   FAMILY: Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gaylussacia dumosa 145-18-002   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, pine flatwoods, other xeric to mesic, acidic forests and woodlands

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in GA Mountains, uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Northern Dwarf Huckleberry, Bog Huckleberry

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Gaylussacia bigeloviana   FAMILY: Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Gaylussacia dumosa   FAMILY: Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gaylussacia dumosa 145-18-002?   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Habitat: Peat dome pocosins (in NC and VA), sandhill seepage bogs (SC), Chamaecyparis bogs (DE), generally growing in peat, forms transitional to var. dumosa in wet pinelands and disturbed pocosins

Rare

Native to the Carolinas

 


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