OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Lyonia fruticosa   FAMILY Ericaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lyonia fruticosa   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Lyonia fruticosa

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-11-002?:
Lyonia ferruginea   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Xolisma fruticosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Staggerbush, Poor-grub


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image of Lyonia fruticosa, Staggerbush, Poor-grub

Keith Bradley    kab_lyonia_fruticosa_1493

May    Miami-Dade County    FL

Ludlam Pineland Preserve

Similar to L. ferruginea, but reduced leaves & rigidly ascending branchlets, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Lyonia fruticosa   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lyonia fruticosa   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Lyonia fruticosa

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-11-002?:
Lyonia ferruginea   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Xolisma fruticosa

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2631

Shrub
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

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

Habitat: pocosins, Florida scrub, pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed urceolate corolla
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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