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Bejaria racemosa (Tarflower)
Tauscher, Joseph Allan

Bejaria racemosa

Bejaria racemosa Vent.

Tarflower, Flyweed, Flycatcher

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Synonym(s): Befaria racemosa

USDA Symbol: BERA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Slender shrub; branches few, stiff, erect.

The backs of the flower petals produce a sticky exudate that traps flies and gives the plant its common names.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink


Native Distribution: Georgia and Alabama south to peninsular Florida.
Native Habitat: Pine flatwoods, scrub.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
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.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Bejaria racemosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Bejaria racemosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Bejaria racemosa


Record Modified: 2011-09-28
Research By: LBJWFC

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