plant-banner1

Plant Details

Lyonia lucida

Shining Fetterbush

Scientific Name:

Lyonia lucida

Common Name:

Shining Fetterbush

Plant Family

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Large Evergreen Shrub

Bloom Color(s):

white with pink

Size in Feet:

up to 9

Bloom Time:

April - early June

Bloom Area:

Coast

Shining Fetterbush, with its beautiful evergreen foliage, is often found in small colonies.

image

Paynter, Wilmington, March 2011

Flower buds

image

Wilmington, March, 2011

Flowers

Carolina Beach State Park, April, 2010

image

Persistent seed capsules help identify the plant in winter.

Also look for leathery leaves with a vein running along the margin and young, bright green twigs that are flattened with loose dark scales.

image

Wilmington, March, 2011

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants

Permalink - (right click to save this page to your bookmarks)

<<< PREVIOUS

NEXT >>>

Comments - Leave a comment or read what's been added!
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

back to top
go to gallery
back to Initial l Gallery
back to orchids
back to Carnivorous Plants
back to Trilliums