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Lyonia ferruginea (Rusty staggerbush)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Lyonia ferruginea

Lyonia ferruginea (Walter) Nutt.

Rusty staggerbush, Dragon Tree, Tree lyonia, Staggerbush

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Synonym(s): Xolisma ferruginea

USDA Symbol: LYFE

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Evergreen shrub or small tree with crooked trunk, irregular crown, and tiny, nearly round flowers.

This tree is often called staggerbush because of its crooked trunks. The Latin species name, meaning rust-colored, refers to the leaf lower surfaces.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
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Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: FL , GA , SC
Native Distribution: Extreme S. South Carolina, SE. Georgia, and Florida; to 300 (91 m).
Native Habitat: Sandy soils of mixed woods and on dunes.

Bibliography

Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski

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Metadata

Record Modified: 2013-09-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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