Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Eubotrys racemosus (Linnaeus) Nuttall. Coastal Fetterbush. Phen: Late Mar-early Jun; Sep-Oct. Hab: Swamps, pocosins, streambanks, and other wet places. Dist: E. MA south to c. peninsular FL and west to LA, primarily on the Coastal Plain; disjunct inland, as in c. and e. TN.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = K4; = Eubotrys racemosa – C, Fl5, FNA8, G, NE, NY, Tn, Va, WH3, Judd et al (2012), orthographic (gender) variant; = Leucothoe racemosa – GW2, K1, K3, Pa, RAB, Tx, W, Luteyn et al (1996); > Eubotrys elongata – S; > Eubotrys racemosa – S; > Leucothoe racemosa var. projecta – F; > Leucothoe racemosa var. racemosa – F

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