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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 ferruginea Common Name Rusty Staggerbush
Family ERICACEAE Acronym RUST
Description

Shrub or tree with leaves alternate, ovate to elliptic, stiff, rusty-colored on lower surface, leaf margins turned downward; flowers white, urn-shaped, March-April; fruit born on previous year's growth; reaches 6-10 m.