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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 1 taxon in the family Clethraceae, Heath family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Sweet-pepperbush, Cinnamonbark, Cinnamon Clethra, Mountain White-alder

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Clethra acuminata   FAMILY: Clethraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clethra acuminata   FAMILY: Clethraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clethra acuminata 143-01-001   FAMILY: Clethraceae


Habitat: Moist forests, heath balds, streambanks, margins of rock outcrops at high elevations

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia


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"Within the same group [of Oaks] ... leaves alone must not be used for final identification, as, even on the same tree, the leaves may vary more among themselves than between those of other species.... Therefore, leaves are of great assistance if (1) an average leaf is looked for, and (2) final identification is based on other details taken in conjunction with the leaves." — George W.D. Symonds, The Tree Identification Book