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Search Term(s): Clethra alnifolia   (1 record found)

Clethra Family
Clethra alnifolia  (sweet pepperbush)   
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Carex Section
Meaning of Scientific Name
Clethra: from the Greek klethra, meaning alder (Clethra leaves are similar to the Alder); alnifolia: alder leaf
Life Form
Perennial Shrub
Phenology (Flowering Period)
Physiographic Province
☑ Piedmont
☑ Coastal Plain

County Distribution
☑ New Castle
☑ Kent
☑ Sussex

Swamps and low ground; primarily of the Coastal Plain, rare in the Piedmont
State Status
Piedmont Status
Coastal Plain Status
Global Rank
Federal Status
Geographic Affinity
Species at Limit of Distribution
☐ Northern
☐ Southern

North American Distribution (Non-indigenous Species)
Coefficient of Conservatism
Invasive Watchlist
Global Origin (Non-native Species)
Wildlife Values
Provides cover for Swainson's Warbler, Hooded Warbler, and many other forest birds; flowers attract a variety of insects.
Medicinal Properties
ID Notes
Additional Info
Habitats in which this plant occurs
Atlantic White Cedar Non-tidal Wetlands (Swamp)
Black Ash Seepage Swamp
Coastal Plain Seasonal Ponds (Isolated non-tidal forested wetland)
Forest Interior (Non-tidal Wetland Coastal Plain)
Forested Floodplains and Riparian Swamps (Coastal Plain)
Freshwater Shrub Tidal Wetlands
Freshwater Forested Tidal Wetlands
Isolated Non-tidal Forested Wetlands (Coastal Plain)
Peat Wetlands (Acidic Fens)
Ponds, Lakes, and Reservoirs (Millponds)
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