Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants


 
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission





Eastern Sweetshrub
Calycanthus floridus var. glaucus
Family: Calycanthaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  T
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank: S2

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Habitat:
Rich mountain woods, hillsides, streambanks.

Species Description:
Perennial shrub.

Phenology:
Flowering Period: Early March to late June.
Fruiting Period: Early July to late September.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Shrub 1-3 m in height, aromatic elliptic shaped leaves with smooth margins that are opposite on the stem. Leaves for this variety glabrous (without hairs) on the underside. Flowers are a very distinctive red maroon color with a perianth of numerous tepals spirally arranged at the top of the hypanthium (the cup around the ovaries/pistils).The fruit are a fleshy aggregate with hard ovoid seeds inside.

Management:
Disturbance to surrounding slopes such as ATV trails or timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental.

Global Range:
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Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
Email:
naturepreserves@ky.gov
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