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Lyonia mariana (Piedmont staggerbush)
Cressler, Alan

Lyonia mariana

Lyonia mariana (L.) D. Don

Piedmont Staggerbush, Staggerbush

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Synonym(s): Neopieris mariana, Xolisma mariana

USDA Symbol: LYMA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Staggerbush (Lyonia mariana) has urn- or bell-shaped capsules.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Autumn Foliage: yes
Fruit: Brown

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , LA , MD , MO , NC , NJ , NY , OK , PA , RI , SC , TX , VA
Native Habitat: swamps, moist or dry forests, especially on sandy soils

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Sandy

National Wetland Indicator Status

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:

First United Methodist Church of Jefferson City - Jefferson City, TN
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-MLE-19 Collected 2006-07-24 in Hardin County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2017-12-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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