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Clethra acuminata
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Conservation status

Apparently Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
  • Clethra alnifolia var. michauxii (Courtois) G. Nicholson
  • Clethra glauca Pers.
  • Clethra glauca Steud.
  • Clethra michauxii Courtois
  • Clethra montana Fraser ex Loisel.

Clethra acuminata, the mountain pepper bush, is a shrub native to the Appalachian Mountains of the southeastern United States. It has been reported from the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee, primarily from deciduous forests at elevations of 500–1,400 m (1,600–4,600 ft).

Clethra acuminata can reach as high as 6 m (20 ft) tall. It has acuminate leaves with teeth along the margins, and solitary white flowers.

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