Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


818

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common in NC Mtns, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC (endemic to Southern Appalachians)

Look for it on heath balds, high elevation ridges and granitic domes, bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed urceolate corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers in axillary, fascicled or solitary racemes on previous year's wood

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 (5/21/15):
Eubotrys recurvus   FAMILY Ericaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eubotrys recurva   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-12-003:
Leucothoe recurva   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Leucothoe recurva

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Eubotrys recurva

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Sweetbells, Mountain Fetterbush, Deciduous Fetterbush


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picture of Leucothoe recurva, image of Eubotrys recurvus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_eure10_001_lvd

        

picture of Leucothoe recurva, image of Eubotrys recurvus

JK Marlow    jkm0304s_22

April    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

picture of Leucothoe recurva, image of Eubotrys recurvus

Will Stuart    wil_6911031592_095e69e51b

April    Haywood County    NC

Inflorescences spreading or ascending, secund, curved or recurved, 5-12cm, per Flora of North America.

picture of Leucothoe recurva, image of Eubotrys recurvus

Will Stuart    wil_7102013473_d0e39d8cb6

April    Avery County    NC

One-sided recurving racemes, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

picture of Leucothoe recurva, image of Eubotrys recurvus

JK Marlow    jkm170507_754

May    Transylvania County    NC

picture of Leucothoe recurva, image of Eubotrys recurvus

JK Marlow    jkm170507_755

May    Transylvania County    NC

picture of Leucothoe recurva, image of Eubotrys recurvus

JK Marlow    jkm170507_771

May    Transylvania County    NC

picture of Leucothoe recurva, image of Eubotrys recurvus

JK Marlow    jkm170507_772

May    Transylvania County    NC

picture of Leucothoe recurva, image of Eubotrys recurvus

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmerecurva_mm1b

May    Yancey County    NC

Mount Mitchell

Urn-shaped corolla of 5 fused petals with only their recurved tips separate, per Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition.

picture of Leucothoe recurva, image of Eubotrys recurvus

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmerecurva_mm1c

May    Yancey County    NC

Mount Mitchell

Pedicels each with 2 bracteoles just below the calyx. Calyx lobes lanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Leucothoe recurva, image of Eubotrys recurvus

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmerecurva_gf

May?    Avery County    NC

Grandfather Mountain

picture of Leucothoe recurva, image of Eubotrys recurvus

JK Marlow    jkm150606_236

June    Watauga County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

picture of Leucothoe recurva, image of Eubotrys recurvus

JK Marlow    jkm120804_301

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

picture of Leucothoe recurva, image of Eubotrys recurvus

JK Marlow    jkm120804_305

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Leaves elliptic, elliptic-ovate or elliptic-lanceolate, 5-13cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Leucothoe recurva, image of Eubotrys recurvus

JK Marlow    jkm120804_315

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

picture of Leucothoe recurva, image of Eubotrys recurvus

Ron Lance    rwl818_a

September        

picture of Leucothoe recurva, image of Eubotrys recurvus

JK Marlow    jkm0412d_21

December    Greenville County    SC

Caesars Head State Park

Capsule oblate [that is, spheroidal & flattened at the poles] and lobed, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Leucothoe recurva, image of Eubotrys recurvus

JK Marlow    jkm0412d_24b

December    Greenville County    SC

Caesars Head State Park