1. Eubotrys Recķrva (Buckl.) Britton. Mountain Eubotrys

Fig. 3239

Andromeda recurva Buckl. Amer. Journ. Sci. 45: 172. 1843.

LeucothoŽ recurva A. Gray, Man. Ed. 2, 252. 1856.

A widely branched shrub, 2°-10° high, similar to the following species. Leaves thin, deciduous, ovate, ovate-lanceolate, or oval, often acuminate, pubescent on the veins beneath, 2-4' long; racemes terminating the branches, unfolding before the leaves, recurved, solitary or clustered; calyx 2-bracteolate, the bractlets persistent; sepals ovate; corolla about 3" long; anther-sacs 1-awned; capsule strongly 5-lobed, about 2" in diameter and 1" high; seeds broadly winged.

In dry woods, mountains of Virginia to Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. April-May.

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2. Eubotrys RacemÚsa (L.) Nutt. Swamp Eubotrys

Fig. 3240

Andromeda racemosa L. Sp. Pl. 394. 1753.

E. racemosa Nutt. Trans. Am. Phil. Soc. II. 8: 269.

1843. LeucothoŽ racemosa A. Gray, Man. Ed. 2, 252. 1856.

A shrub, 5°-12° high, with erect or divergent branches, terminal racemes, and glabrous or puberulent twigs. Leaves oblong to ovate, mostly acute at each end, thin, deciduous, short-petioled, glabrous, or with some short hairs above, pubescent, at least on the veins beneath, serrulate, 1'-3' long, 1/2'-1' wide; racemes solitary or clustered; flowers appearing with or before the leaves; calyx 2-bracteolate at the base, the bractlets firm, persistent; sepals much imbricated; pedicels about 1" long, jointed with the rachis; corolla nearly cylin-dric, 3"-4" long; anther-sacs 2-awned; style slender; stigma capitate; capsule slightly grooved, 1 1/2" in diameter, about equalling the sepals or a little longer; seeds smooth, wingless.

In swamps and moist thickets, Massachusetts to Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Florida and Louisiana, mostly near the coast. White ozier or pepper-bush. April-June.

LeucothoŽ elongŗta Small, of the Southern States, is of this genus, differing from the preceding species in its relatively longer sepals; it is recorded as far north as Virginia.

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