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Neviusia alabamensis (Alabama snow-wreath)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Neviusia alabamensis

Neviusia alabamensis A. Gray

Alabama Snow-wreath, Neviusia

Rosaceae (Rose Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A globular, colony-forming shrub, usually 3-6 ft. in height and width; dense in youth, more open in maturity. Twigs are straw-colored; the bark is exfoliating and orange-brown in color. Leaves are a dull, medium-green. Floral spikes lack petals but have showy, feathery stamens.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Fruit Type: Achene , Aggregate
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall, often shorter.
Fruit: Aggregated achenes.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , AR , GA , MO , MS , TN
Native Distribution: Disjunct populations in AL, GA, MS, TN & AR
Native Habitat: Overhanging shale & limestone cliffs & ridges; talus slopes

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
Soil Description: Well-drained, shallow soils.
Conditions Comments: A short-lived, trouble-free, thicket-forming shrub. Prune after flowering.


Description: Roots easily from softwood cuttings. Plants may be divided.
Commercially Avail: yes

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


Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-05-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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