Alabama snow-wreath Rosaceae Neviusia
alabamensis A. Gray symbol: NEAL
Leaf: Alternate, simple, deciduous; 3 inches long, ovate to nearly cordate, doubly serrate, prominently penniveined, green above and paler below.
Flower: Showy, 3 to 8 flowers arranged in loose conical clusters; individual flowers lacking petals, composed of pompom-like clusters of white stamens subtended by leafy sepals; appearing in late spring.
Fruit: Small yellow-green oval drupe-like achenes, ripening in early fall.
Twig: Slender, initially green, changing to red-brown.
Bark: Smooth and red-brown, become somewhat shreddy.
Form: A loosely branched suckering shrub with arching stems growing to 8 feet tall.
Additional Range Information: Neviusia alabamensis is native to North America. Range may be expanded by planting. See states reporting Alabama snow-wreath.
External Links: USDA Plants Database
All material © 2017 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson