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Agarista populifolia [= Leucothoe populifolia]

Agarista, Florida Hobblebush, Pipe-plant, Fetterbush, Coast Leucothoe, Florida Leucothoe

Scientific Name:

Agarista populifolia [= Leucothoe populifolia]

Genus:

Agarista

Species Epithet:

populifolia

Common Name:

Agarista, Florida Hobblebush, Pipe-plant, Fetterbush, Coast Leucothoe, Florida Leucothoe

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Blackwater swamps, hydric hammocks, marly spring runs. Rare in the NC coastal plain, waif in the piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

SNR: Not Ranked (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure, G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

W3: Watch List: Rare but Questionable Documentation (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NC Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox: https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/agarista-populifolia/

Vascular Plants of NC: https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

700 Bird-friendly Plants for NC: https://nc.audubon.org/700



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