Flora of the Southeastern United States
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ERICACEAE

Pieris floribunda (Pursh) Bentham & Hooker f.. Mountain Andromeda, Evergreen Mountain Fetterbush. Phen: May-Jun; Aug-Oct. Hab: Acid wooded slopes, heath balds at high elevations, summits of Piedmont monadnocks, sometimes escaped from cultivation. Dist: A Southern Appalachian endemic: e. WV, w. VA, w. NC, e. TN, and allegedly n. GA (the type locality is supposedly in n. GA, but there is no other evidence of the species in that state) and w. MD (the station possibly planted, but in appropriate habitat and close to the northernmost stations in WV).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = C, F, FNA8, G, K1, K3, K4, NE, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, WV, Judd (1982a), Luteyn et al (1996)

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