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Plant Details

Galax urceolata

Galax, Beetleweed

Scientific Name:

Galax urceolata

Common Name:

Galax, Beetleweed

Plant Family

Diapensiaceae (Diapensia Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Part-sun, Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic, Sub-mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June - July

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Habitat Description:

Mountain forests, rock outcrops, nearly ubiquitous in the Mountains, more restricted in habitat elsewhere, moist to dry slopes in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain, often associated with Kalmia latifolia or
Rhododendron maximum per Weakley.

Notes:

formerly Galax aphylla

Leaves

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Paynter, Watauga Co

Flowers

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Paynter, June 2011

Winter leaves

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Paynter, Watauga Co, March 2011

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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