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Poor-grub
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Scientific classification
Genus:
Lyonia (plant)
Species:
fruticosa
Synonyms
  • Andromeda ferruginea var. fruticosa Michx.
  • Xolisma fruticosa (Michx.) Nash

Lyonia fruticosa, the poor-grub or coastal plain staggerbush, is a plant species native to the US states of Florida, southern Georgia and the extreme southern part of South Carolina. It grows in pine woodlands and shrub bogs at elevations less than 100 meters (333 feet).

Lyonia fruticosa is an evergreen shrub up to 3 m (10 feet) tall. Leaves are broadly elliptical, up to 6 cm (2.4 inches) long. Flowers are white, urn-shaped, hanging downward. Fruit is a dry, egg-shaped capsule about 4 mm in diameter.

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