Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Leucothoe axillaris (Lamarck) D. Don. Coastal Doghobble. Phen: Late Mar-May; Sep-Oct. Hab: Pocosins, blackwater swamp forests, and moist and acid slopes. Dist: A Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic: se. VA south to c. peninsular FL and west to extreme e. LA (several parish records reported for west of the Mississippi River are non-native, from cultivation).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = C, Fl5, FNA8, G, GW2, K1, K3, K4, S, Va, WH3, Luteyn et al (1996); = Leucothoe axillaris var. axillaris – RAB; > Leucothoe axillaris var. ambigens – F; > Leucothoe axillaris var. axillaris – F

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