Lyonia ligustrina (L.) DC.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Scientific Name

    Lyonia ligustrina (L.) DC.

  • Description

    Species Description - Deciduous shrub to 4 m; lvs thin, mostly obovate or oblanceolate, 3–7 cm, acute or abruptly acuminate, very minutely serrulate; petioles 2–4 mm; umbelliform clusters mostly 2–8-fld, very numerous, forming a panicle at the end of the branches of the previous year; sep broadly triangular, 1–1.5 mm; cor globose or broadly ovoid, 3–5 mm; stamens with a pair of short spurs near the junction of the anther and filament; fr subglobose, 4 mm thick. Swamps and wet soil; Me. to N.Y., O., Ky. and Ark., s. to Fla. and Tex. June, July. (Xolisma l.; Arsenococcus l.) Foliage, bracts, and pubescence variable.

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