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Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina

Coastal Doghobble (Leucothoe axillaris)

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Coastal Doghobble (Leucothoe axillaris)

A common shrub of moist habitats in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina with leathery evergreen leaves. Like the similar Mountain Doghobble (Leucothoe fontanesiana), the arching stems can be so dense that they make traversing terrain difficult for dogs (as well as for humans). Compared to the Mountain Doghobble, the leaves are relatively short-pointed, the petioles are half the length, and the racemes are half the length.

Pender Co., NC 4/23/06.


More information:
USDA PLANTS database
University of Connecticut
Virginia Tech Dendrology

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