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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 Clethra alnifolia Common Name Sweet Pepperbush
Family CLETHRACEAE Acronym SWPE
Description

Large shrub with leave alternate, oblanceolate to nearly elliptic, moderately pointed, serrate, sometimes hairy. Lateral veins nearly parallel to each other; flowers terminal on spike, white, June-Sept.