Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Chamaedaphne calyculata (Linnaeus) Moench. Leatherleaf, Cassandra. Phen: (Feb-) Mar-Apr; Jun-Oct. Hab: Pocosins in the Coastal Plain, bogs in the Mountains, Chamaecyparis bogs, wet pine flatwood ecotones, other saturated, acid, peaty or peaty/sandy situations. Dist: Circumboreal; in North America from NL (Newfoundland) to AB, south to WV (Tucker County) (T.F. Wieboldt, pers.comm., 2007; Vanderhorst et al. 2019; where possibly introduced), MD, OH, n. IL, WI, n. IA, AB, and BC; disjunct to the mountains of NC (where now nearly extirpated, known only from a single bog of less than 1 hectare) and to the Coastal Plain of NC and ne. SC

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = C, FNA8, G, K1, K3, K4, NE, NY, S, W, Luteyn et al (1996); = Cassandra calyculata – GW2, RAB; > Chamaedaphne calyculata var. angustifolia – F, Il, Pa

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