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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Persea palustris (Raf.) Sarg.
Swamp bay, Swampbay
Synonym(s): Persea borbonia var. pubescens, Persea pubescens, Tamala pubescens
USDA Symbol: PEPA37
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Swampbay (P. palustris (Raf.) Sarg.) is characterized by twigs and lower leaf surfaces covered with rust-colored hairs. It is found in coastal swamps and ranges from Delaware west to southeast Texas and south to the Bahamas.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow
, VA Native Distribution:
Southeastern North America and the Bahamas. From Delaware south to Florida and the Bahamas, west to southeast Texas Native Habitat:
Moist woodlands, savannahs, and swamps
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FACW || FACW |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
- Picayune, MSMt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2013-09-07