Gaylussacia brachycera (Michaux) A. Gray. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Dry, acidic ridgetops and upper slopes, locally forming large clones, in the Coastal Plain in dry sandy soils. Dist: Sc. PA and DE south to e. KY and ec. TN, primarily on the Cumberland and Alleghany Plateaus; also disjunct on a steep, xeric, west-facing bluff in Durham Co. NC, where evidently native.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Syn: = C, F, FNA8, G, K1, K3, K4, Pa, Tn, Va, W, WV, Camp (1935), Gajdeczka et al (2010), Luteyn et al (1996), Sleumer (1967a); = Buxella brachycera – S, (but Buxella is preoccupied); = n/a – RAB