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Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Field Guide Overview

Dominant Flora of the Ground Cover in Pine Forests of the Apalachicola National Forest

Genus/Species Lyonia lucida Common Name Fetterbush
Family ERICACEAE Acronym FEBU
Description

Shrub with leaves alternate, shiny, obovate with lateral vein paralleling leaf margin, evergreen, leathery texture, leaf margins rolled under with inconspicuous black glands beneath; flowers pink to red, urn-shaped, Feb.-April; reaches 3 m.