Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Galax urceolata (Poiret) Brummitt. Galax. Phen: May-Jul; Aug-Oct. Hab: Mountain forests, rock outcrops, nearly ubiquitous in the Mountains, more restricted in habitat elsewhere, moist to dry slopes in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain, often associated with Kalmia latifolia or Rhododendron maximum. Dist: The genus consists of this single species, with a range centered in the Southern Appalachians, occurring in NC, SC, GA, AL, e. TN, KY, VA, WV, and MD.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = FNA8, K1, K3, K4, NE, NY, Tn, Va, W, Scott & Day (1983); = Galax aphylla – C, F, G, RAB, S, WV, misapplied

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