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Litsea aestivalis (Pondspice)
Cressler, Alan

Litsea aestivalis

Litsea aestivalis (L.) Fernald


Lauraceae (Laurel Family)

Synonym(s): Glabraria geniculata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Lanceolate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Inflorescence: Axillary

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow


USA: FL , GA , LA , MD , NC , SC , VA

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL OBL
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 on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-09-05
Research By: SET

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