OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lyonia lucida   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Lyonia lucida

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-11-003:
Lyonia lucida   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Desmothamnus lucidus

 

COMMON NAME:
Shining Fetterbush, Lyonia, Hemleaf


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_lylu3_003_lvd

        

image of Lyonia lucida, Shining Fetterbush, Lyonia, Hemleaf

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_neni2_001_lvd

        

image of Lyonia lucida, Shining Fetterbush, Lyonia, Hemleaf

JK Marlow    jkm060423_024

April    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Flowers in axillary fascicles, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Lyonia lucida, Shining Fetterbush, Lyonia, Hemleaf

JK Marlow    jkm130406_762

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

image of Lyonia lucida, Shining Fetterbush, Lyonia, Hemleaf

JK Marlow    jkm130406_763

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

image of Lyonia lucida, Shining Fetterbush, Lyonia, Hemleaf

JK Marlow    jkm130406_770

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

image of Lyonia lucida, Shining Fetterbush, Lyonia, Hemleaf

JK Marlow    jkm160416_257

April    Lowndes County    GA

image of Lyonia lucida, Shining Fetterbush, Lyonia, Hemleaf

JK Marlow    jkm160416_259

April    Lowndes County    GA

Distinguished by glossy coriaceous leaves with a prominent vein along margins, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lyonia lucida, Shining Fetterbush, Lyonia, Hemleaf

Will Stuart    wil_llucida_0172

April    Scotland County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Flowers grow in rows of axillary clusters toward branch tips, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Lyonia lucida, Shining Fetterbush, Lyonia, Hemleaf

Will Stuart    wil_llucida_0172b

April    Scotland County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Flowers resemble Vaccinium formosum but are narrower and pink- or red-tinged, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Lyonia lucida, Shining Fetterbush, Lyonia, Hemleaf

Jerry Bright    jeb_mg_0672

May    Kershaw County    

Goodale State Park

Corolla less than 5mm broad, usually pink, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Lyonia lucida, Shining Fetterbush, Lyonia, Hemleaf

Jerry Bright    jeb_mg_4342

May    Kershaw County    SC

Goodale State Park

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lyonia lucida   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Lyonia lucida

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-11-003:
Lyonia lucida   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Desmothamnus lucidus

 

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885

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Habitat: pocosins, wet woodlands, blackwater swamp forests, other acidic wetlands, especially if peaty, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink (rarely white)
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed urceolate corolla
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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