fetterbush lyonia Ericaceae Lyonia
lucida (Lam.) K. Koch
|Leaf: Alternate, simple, evergreen and thick, entire margins, elliptical, 1 1/2 to 3 inches long, conspicuous vein parallels outside edge, shiny green above, lighter and dull beneath.
Flower: Small, 1/4 inch, white to pink, occurring in clusters in leaf axils.
Fruit: Woody, five-parted, round capsules, 1/3 inch in diameter, occurs in clusters from leaf axils.
Twig: Slender, angled, red and green, glabrous, flower buds obvious in leaf axils.
Bark: Brown, becoming split and finely shreddy.
Form: An arching, sprawling shrub, and 3 to 5 feet tall.
Looks like: staggerbush
- coast leucothoe
- swamp doghobble
| Additional Range Information:
Lyonia lucida is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting fetterbush lyonia.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson