Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus. Coastal Sweet-pepperbush, Coastal White-alder. Phen: Jun-Aug; Sep-Oct. Hab: Pocosins, blackwater swamp forests, nonriverine swamp forests. Dist: Primarily a southeastern Coastal Plain species, C. alnifolia ranges from NS and ME south to FL, west to TX; disjunct in sc. TN (Coffee County) (Chester, Wofford, & Kral 1997).
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Syn: = FNA8, NE, NY, S, Tn, Tx, Va; = Clethra alnifolia L. var. alnifolia – K4, RAB, Sleumer (1967b); < Clethra alnifolia L. – C, F, G, GW2, K1, K3, Pa, WH3