Shortia galacifolia

Torrey & A. Gray

Amer. J. Sci. Arts 42: 48. 1842,

Synonyms: Sherwoodia galacifolia (Torrey & A. Gray) House
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 335.
Plants sometimes forming dense groundcover. Leaves: petiole 4–9(–15) cm; blade base rounded to cordate. Inflorescences: scape 10–18 cm; bracts 3–5, usually closely subtending calyx. Flowers spreading to slightly nodding. Capsules 5–7 mm. 2n = 12.

Discussion

Varieties 2 (2 in the flora).

References

None.

Key

1 Corolla lobes 16-25 mm; styles (10-)12-18 mm. Shortia galacifolia var. galacifolia
1 Corolla lobes 14-17 mm; styles 6-10(-12) mm. Shortia galacifolia var. brevistyla