OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lyonia ferruginea   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Lyonia ferruginea

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 ferruginea

 

COMMON NAME:
Rusty Lyonia, Staggerbush, Dragonwood, Crookedwood


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image of Lyonia ferruginea, Rusty Lyonia, Staggerbush, Dragonwood, Crookedwood

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_lyfe_001_lvd

        

image of Lyonia ferruginea, Rusty Lyonia, Staggerbush, Dragonwood, Crookedwood

Will Stuart    wil_lferruginea_0222

April    Scotland County    NC

Blomquist Gardens

Emerging leaves showing the distinctive rusty color.

image of Lyonia ferruginea, Rusty Lyonia, Staggerbush, Dragonwood, Crookedwood

Will Stuart    wil_lferruginea_0228

April    Scotland County    NC

Blomquist Gardens

Axillary clusters of fragrant, white, urn-shaped flowers. — Will Stuart

image of Lyonia ferruginea, Rusty Lyonia, Staggerbush, Dragonwood, Crookedwood

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_lyonia_ferruginea2

May    Polk County    FL

Flowers in axillary facscicles on twigs of the previous year, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lyonia ferruginea   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Lyonia ferruginea

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 ferruginea

 

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883

Shrub
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Common in GA Coastal Plain, uncommon in SC

Habitat: Dry oak and pine woodlands, Florida scrub, scrubby pine flatwoods, rarely pocosins, spodosolic flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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