Piedmont Staggerbush Lyonia mariana (Linnaeus) Don    Synonyms: Staggerbush.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Ericales   >   Family Ericaceae   >   Genus Lyonia   

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In Maryland, the common name of this plant, "Piedmont Staggerbush," is misleading because the plant occurs mainly on the Coastal Plain. In fact, Brown and Brown, in their 1972 book Woody Plants of Maryland, state that it is "[c]ommon on the Coastal Plain, rare or absent elsewhere," and they call it "Stagger bush" rather than "Piedmont Staggerbush." They describe its habitat as "swamps, moist or dry forests, especially on sandy soils."

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Host plant for various moth species including Major Datana Moth (Miller et al., 2018).

There are 59 records in the project database.

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Piedmont Staggerbush blooming in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/25/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Piedmont Staggerbush in Cecil Co., Maryland (6/23/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Piedmont Staggerbush in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/23/2015). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Piedmont Staggerbush growing in Howard Co., Maryland (6/14/2013). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Piedmont Staggerbush blooming in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/4/2019). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Piedmont Staggerbush in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/9/2019). (c) mecarr, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by mecarr via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Piedmont Staggerbush in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/22/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Piedmont Staggerbush (buds) in Wicomico Co., Maryland (3/31/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Piedmont Staggerbush in Wicomico Co., Maryland (3/31/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Piedmont Staggerbush in Cecil Co., Maryland (9/18/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)


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