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Fetterbush Lyonia

Lyonia lucida

Description:

Shinyleaf or fetterbush is a 3-5 ft. high suckering, open, arching evergreen with urn-shaped, pinkish-white flowers occuring in axillary racemes. The attractive foliage is glossy-green and leathery.

Habitat:

This one was observed at the Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve near Windsor (Aiken County), SC.

Notes:

Fetterbush is a member of the heath family (family Ericaceae) which is widespread, especially on acid soils, with about 1500 species, mostly shrubs, sometimes trees.

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KenCheeks
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KenCheeks

South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Apr 17, 2014
Submitted on Jan 1, 2015

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