Fothergilla gardenii


in Linnaeus, Syst. Veg. ed. 13, 418. 1774.

Synonyms: Fothergilla carolina (Linnaeus) Britton Fothergilla parvifolia Kearney
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Shrubs, 3-10(-20) dm; branches slender. Leaves: stipules 1.5-4(-6.1) mm; petioles 3-8(-12) mm. Leaf blade elliptic-oblong, obovate, or somewhat orbiculate, symmetric, 1.9-6 × 1.3-4.5 cm, base rounded to truncate, rarely oblique, proximal margins entire, distal margins dentate and mucronate-toothed or entire, apex acute to obtuse or rounded; surfaces abaxially glaucous or green, adaxially green, both surfaces stellate-pubescent; veins 4-5 pairs. Inflorescences sessile or short-pedunculate, 1.5-4.2 × 1.5-3.5 cm. Flowers: calyx lobes obsolete in fruit; stamens 12-24; filaments 4-12 mm. Fruiting spikes 2.3-4.3 × 1.5-2 cm. Capsules 6-12 mm. Seeds 4-6 mm, apex blunt. 2n = 48.

Phenology: Flowering spring (Mar–May).
Habitat: Sandy pine woods, sphagnum swamps and bogs, Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains
Elevation: 0-185 m


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Ala., Fla., Ga., N.C., S.C.


Nomenclaturally Fothergilla alnifolia Linnaeus f. is illegitimate.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Frederick G. Meyer +
Murray +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, N.C. +  and S.C. +
0-185 m +
Sandy pine woods, sphagnum swamps and bogs, Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains +
Flowering spring (Mar–May). +
in Linnaeus, Syst. Veg. ed. +
Endemic +  and Illustrated +
Fothergilla carolina +  and Fothergilla parvifolia +
Fothergilla gardenii +
Fothergilla +
species +