Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1082

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & possibly Georgia
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon to rare in NC, with a peculiar range

Look for it on acid wooded slopes, heath balds at high elevations, summits of Piedmont monadnocks, sometimes escaped from cultivation, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed urceolate corolla
10 included stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

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 (1968) 145-10-001:
Pieris floribunda   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Evergreen Mountain Fetterbush, Mountain Andromeda


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pifl_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm170224_263

February    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

image of Pieris floribunda

JK Marlow    jkm170224_264

February    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

image of Pieris floribunda

JK Marlow    jkm170224_265

February    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

Leaves reticulate above; margins crenate; margins and petiole w black hairs, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm170224_266

February    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm160503_316

May    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Calyx lobes acute, 2.5-3mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm160503_316b

May    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves evergreen, finely toothed, rounded at base, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

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JK Marlow    jkm160503_319

May    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Capsules 5-locular, globose or oblate, 4-5mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm160503_322

May    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Corolla urceolate, strongly 5-ridged, per Flora of North America.

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Ron Lance    rwl1082_a

May        

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Will Stuart    wil_8745196317_246deca481

May        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm060723_183

July    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm060723_186

July    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    s060723_b

July    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm0508b_33

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm0508c_26

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm080924_065

September    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm080924_066

September    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm080924_067

September    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Flower buds stalked and clustered terminally, standing erect all winter, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

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Ron Lance    rwl_pfloribunda2

November    Haywood County    NC