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Lyonia fruticosa (Coastal plain staggerbush)
Cressler, Alan

Lyonia fruticosa

Lyonia fruticosa (Michx.) G.S. Torr.

Coastal Plain Staggerbush, Poor-grub, Rusty Lyonia

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Synonym(s): Xolisma fruticosa

USDA Symbol: LYFR3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Obovate
Leaf Margin: Entire , Undulate
Leaf Apex: Acuminate , Acute
Leaf Base: Attenuate , Cuneate
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug



National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: 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.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Research Literature

Reslit 2447 - Life history strategies of Florida scrub plants in relation to fire (1995) E. S. Menges, N. Kohfeldt
Reslit 2605 - Post-fire growth strategies of resprouting Florida scrub vegetation (2011) A. J. Maguire, E. S. Menges

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-10-19
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