| back | forward |
Dry, acid, sandy or peaty soils. Occasionally found in bogs and in acid soil near water.
The flowering specimens in the pictures were found with highbush blueberry and swamp azalea.
Most of the eastern half of the U.S. except Florida.
Upright deciduous shrub. Leaves simple, oblong to ovate, with yellow resinous glands above and below. Flowers conic, reddish. Fruit a black berry.
Flowers late April to June
Wetland indicator: Facultative upland
Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.
Michael Hough © 2004