Leucothoe axillaris (Lamarck) D. Don. Phen: Late Mar-May; Sep-Oct. Hab: Pocosins, blackwater swamp forests, and moist and acid slopes. Dist: A Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic: se. VA south to c. peninsular FL and west to extreme e. LA (several parish records reported for west of the Mississippi River are non-native, from cultivation).
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Synonymy: = C, Fl5, FNA8, G, GW2, K1, K3, K4, S, Va, WH3, Luteyn et al (1996); = Leucothoe axillaris (Lam.) D.Don var. axillaris – RAB; > Leucothoe axillaris (Lam.) D.Don var. ambigens Fernald – F; > Leucothoe axillaris (Lam.) D.Don var. axillaris – F; > Leucothoe platyphylla Small