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Nestronia umbellula Rafinesque. Nestronia, Conjurer's-nut, Leechbrush, Indian-olive. Phen: Apr-Jun; Jul-early Sep. Hab: Relatively mesic sites in sandhills in the upper Coastal Plain, mesic to dry Piedmont and montane oak forests. Dist: Sc. VA south and west to sc. GA, se. AL, nc. AL, and sc. TN; disjunct in sc. KY.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Other Comments: See Sowers (1979) and Libby & Bloom (1998) for interesting discussions of the biology of the species and county distribution maps. It sometimes forms colonies (presumably clones) several hectares in size.

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA12, G, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, Libby & Bloom (1998), Sowers (1979)

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Nestronia umbellula (male flowers), Stone Mountain, Stone Mountain Park, Dekalb County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Joey Shaw source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Nestronia umbellula (female flowers), Talbot County, Georgia 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Nestronia umbellula (male flowers), Stone Mountain Park, Dekalb County, Georgia 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Nestronia umbellula (male flowers), Stone Mountain, Stone Mountain Park, Dekalb County, Georgia 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Radford, Ahles and Bell | Original Image ⭷

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