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

CLETHRACEAE
Clethra Family
Clethra alnifolia  (sweet pepperbush)   
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Synonym
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Carex Section
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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)
July-August
Physiographic Province
☑ Piedmont
☑ Coastal Plain

County Distribution
☑ New Castle
☑ Kent
☑ Sussex

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

North American Distribution (Non-indigenous Species)
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Coefficient of Conservatism
4
Invasive
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Invasive Watchlist
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Global Origin (Non-native Species)
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Wildlife Values
Provides cover for Swainson's Warbler, Hooded Warbler, and many other forest birds; flowers attract a variety of insects.
Medicinal Properties
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ID Notes
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Additional Info
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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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