Fothergilla gardenii Linnaeus. Phen: Mar-May; Sep-Oct. Hab: Wet savannas, pocosins, and margins of pocosins, and pitcherplant bogs. Dist: Se. NC south to e. GA; reports from w. GA, s. AL, and Panhandle FL are F. milleri and F. parvifolia.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Other Comments: An ornamental prized for its small size and attractive fall color -- though most cultivated material (even so labeled) is not this species but the hybrid F. ×intermedia. A tetraploid species (2n=4x=48) (Ranney et al. 2012).
Synonymy: = Haynes et al (2020); = n/a – C; < Fothergilla gardeni – S, orthographic variant; >< Fothergilla gardeni – F; < Fothergilla gardenii L. – FNA3, GW2, K1, K3, K4, RAB, Weaver (1969)