Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Red-twig Doghobble
Leucothoe recurva
Family: Ericaceae

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

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S1

Moist areas in mountain woods.

Species Description:

Flowering Period: Early April to mid June.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Deciduous shrub with racemes of white flowers that are recurved. The sepals are ovate and the anthers are 2-awned. The fruit are a depressed globe and not striped as in Lyonia. Stems without a terminal bud. Leaves are alternate and obovate to oblanceolate and thin.

Timber removal would be detrimental.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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