in N. L. Britton and A. Brown, Ill. Fl. N. U.S. ed. 2, 2: 688. 1913 ,.
Stems erect, 1–4 m, branches spreading. Leaves: petiole 1–3 mm; blade 3–8 cm, surfaces pilose on major veins abaxially. Inflorescences spreading or ascending, secund, curved or recurved, 5–12 cm; bracts ± deciduous, ovate-deltate, 1–1.7 mm. Flowers: calyx campanulate, sepals ovate, 2.5–3 mm, apex acute; corolla white to pale pink, 7–9 mm, lobes recurved, glabrous; stamens 3–4 mm; anthers 2-awned, ca. 1.5 mm, thecae divergent distally; ovary glabrous. Capsules 3–5 mm wide. Seeds winged, oblanceoloid, flat, 1–1.3 mm.
Phenology: Flowering mid spring.
Habitat: Damp woods in mountains, heath balds, granitic domes, bogs
Elevation: 100-1200(-1500) m
Ala., Ga., Ky., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, S.C., Tenn., Va., W.Va.
The occurrence of Eubotrys recurva in New York state, in mixed oak woods on Long Island, may represent naturalized plants, rather than a native population. Records from Ohio may also represent escaped plants.