Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Shortia Torrey & A. Gray. Shortia, Oconee Bells.

Key to Shortia

A genus of 5 species (if Schizocodon is excluded, as here), perennial herbs or subshrubs, of e. Asia and the Southern Appalachians. The closest relatives of our species are two Japanese species: S. uniflora (Maximowicz) Maximowicz and S. rotundifolia (Maximowicz) Makino.

Ref: Barnes (1990); Davies (1952); Gaddy et al. (2019); Hatley (1977); Higashi, Ikeda, & Setoguchi (2015); Nesom (2009i) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2009); Scott & Day (1983); Scott In Kubitzki et al. (2004). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Shortia galacifolia var. brevistyla, McDowell County, North Carolina 1 by Alan Cressler source
image of plant© Richard & Teresa Ware
image of plant© Richard & Teresa Ware
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie
image of plant© Alan M. Cressler
image of plant© Keith Bradley