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Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina [=Arsenococcus ligustrinus, Xolisma ligustrina]

Northern Maleberry, He-huckleberry

Scientific Name:

Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina [=Arsenococcus ligustrinus, Xolisma ligustrina]

Genus:

Lyonia

Species Epithet:

ligustrina

Common Name:

Northern Maleberry, He-huckleberry

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Mountain bogs, shrub balds, bottomlands, other moist to wet habitats, “dry” exposed ridges at high elevations. Common throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

Notes:

Global rank is G5T5? -Subspecific taxon probably secure

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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