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|1 Petioles 5-8 mm long; leaves ciliate on the margins; twig terete in cross-section; [of the Mountains of VA and n. NC, south to Buncombe and McDowell counties, NC]|
|1 Petioles 0-5 mm long; leaves not ciliate; twig more-or-less square in cross-section; [of the Mountains of SC and s. NC, north to Mitchell and Yancey counties, NC].|
|..2 Branchlets, leaves, pedicels, and calyx densely pubescent; sepal lobes < 2 mm long|
..2 Branchlets, leaves, pedicels, and calyx glabrous, except for hairs on the twig angles; sepal lobes 2-3 mm long