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Eubotrys racemosus (L.) Nutt.
Swamp Sweetbells, Swamp Doghobble, Sweetbells Leucothoe, Sweetbells, Deciduous Swamp Fetterbush, Coastal Fetterbush, Swamp Leucothoe
Ericaceae (Heath Family)
Synonym(s): Eubotrys elongata, Eubotrys racemosa, Eubotrys racemosa var. elongata, Leucothoe elongata, Leucothoe racemosa, Leucothoe racemosa var. projecta
USDA Symbol: EURA14
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: To about 12 feet in height.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , LA , MA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , NY , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA
Native Distribution: Coastal plain and lower piedmont from MA to southeastern TX.
Native Habitat: Thickets, near lakes and ponds.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium , High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
BenefitUse Ornamental: Flowers ornamental, attractive. Understory plant.
Warning: Ingestion of the leaves, flowers, and nectar of this plant has caused poisoning in cattle. Humans should generally avoid ingesting any plant that is toxic to animals.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
BibliographyBibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Eubotrys racemosus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eubotrys racemosus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Eubotrys racemosus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2017-12-18
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus