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Agarista populifolia

Agarista populifolia (Lam.) W.S. Judd

florida-hobblebush, pipe-plant, agarista

Synonym(s): Andromeda populifolia, Leucothoe acuminata, Leucothoe populifolia, Leucothoe walteri
Cultivar(s): Leprechaun, Taylor's Treasure
Agarista populifolia (Florida-hobblebush)
Image ID: 9885
Image by: Sorrie, Bruce A.
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: AGPO2
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Agarista populifolia
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2019-01-31

CULTIVAR INDEX

Cult_id Cultivar_name Action
35 Leprechaun View
1707 Taylor's Treasure View

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: AGARI
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Agarista
GENUS AUTHORITY: D. Don ex G. Don
GENUS COMMON: Florida hobblebush
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 30 species, shrubs, primarily of tropical America, but also in Africa, Madagascar, and se. North America. Judd (1979, 1984) discusses the reasons for separating Agarista from Leucothoe; Agarista is more closely related to Pieris than Leucothoe (Judd & Kron 1996).
GENUS IDENTIFICATION:
GENUS REFERENCES: Judd (1984, 1979)=Z; Judd in FNA (2009); Stevens et al. in Kubitzki (2004).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: ERICAC
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Ericaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: A.L. de Jussieu 1789
FAMILY COMMON: Heath Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 107-124 genera and 3400-4100 species, primarily shrubs, small trees, and subshrubs, nearly cosmopolitan. The Ericaceae is very important in our area, which is one of the north temperate centers of diversity for the Ericaceae, with a great diversity of genera and species, many of them rather narrowly endemic. Along with Quercus and Pinus, various members of this family are dominant in much of our landscape.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Tucker in FNA (2009); Gillespie & Kron (2010, 2013); Kron et al. (2002); Wood (1961); Judd & Kron (1993); Kron & Chase (1993); Luteyn et al. (1996)=L; Dorr & Barrie (1993); Cullings & Hileman (1997); Stevens et al. in Kubitzki (2004).

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

INTRO:
STEMS:
LEAVES:
INFLORESCENCE:
FLOWERS:
FRUITS:
COMMENTS:
HEIGHT: 6-15 feet

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Shrub

LEAF ARRANGEMENT:
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
LEAF RETENTION: Evergreen

FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
SYMMETRY:
BLOOM TIME: April-May
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
x x x

BLOOM COLOR: White flowers
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable
x

FRUITING PERIOD: Sept.-Oct.

DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE:
NATIVE RANGE: (NC ?), SC, GA & FL

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: This underutilized medium-sized shrub, native to wet hummocks and woodlands from SC to FL, deserves a place in your yard! The attractive arching, loosely rounded form, and evergreen foliage of Florida-hobblebush, is further enhanced in early summer by numerous tiny honey-fragrant white flowers. Displaying moderate drought tolerance once established, Florida-hobblebush grows well in our area, in woodland gardens and as an informal screen. This species responds well to pruning and can be maintained as a hedge.

Bloom Table Text: Florida-hobblebush or Florida leucothoe is a broadleaf evergreen, 8-12 ft. high, with a lax, arching, multi-stemmed habit. Its rich, glossy-green foliage, tinged with red on new growth is evergreen through the winter. Though natively occurring nearer the coast, this is an excellent landscape plant. It offers wonderful screen potential, but it is the cream-colored, honey fragrant flowers borne in profuse axillary clusters that is its true charm. This species responds well to pruning and can be maintained as a hedge.

NCBG Location: Children's Wonder Garden, Coastal Plain Habitat, Education Center Landscape, Totten Center Landscape

Cultural Notes:

SOIL MOISTURE: Average, Moist/Wet
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Part Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 7
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 9
GERMINATION CODE:
WILDLIFE VALUE: Bee Friendly, Butterfly Friendly
DEER RESISTANCE:

GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
913 1985-0596 View
1962 1986-1753 View
2720 1987-0198 View
3033 1988-0116 View
6614 1996-0249 View
6836 1998-0042 View
7162 1999-0123 1999-11-02 View
8159 2004-0169 2006-05-19 View
8164 2004-0174 2006-05-19 View
8301 2005-0018 2005-03-12 View
8302 2005-0019 2005-03-12 View
8476 2005-0570 2006-09-21 View
9167 2008-0367 2020-04-08 1923 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
1313 HORT 2006-10-14 Bryan View
1923 HORT 2008-04-03 Stern View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
1682 913 171 NCBG staff 1999-12-07 View
3134 1962 133 NCBG staff 1984-01-01 View
3135 1962 135 NCBG staff 1996-01-01 View
3136 1962 6 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
3137 1962 140 NCBG staff 1967-12-31 View
4530 2720 142 NCBG staff 1967-12-31 View
5046 3033 94 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
5047 3033 94 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
9341 6614 142 NCBG staff 1996-03-12 View
9698 6836 166 NCBG staff 1997-10-08 View
10106 7162 172 NCBG staff 1999-09-01 View
11413 8159 94 NCBG staff 2004-01-17 View
11418 8164 81 NCBG staff 2003-07-30 View
11583 8301 205 NCBG staff 1967-01-01 View
11584 8301 166 NCBG staff 2005-01-01 View
11585 8302 153 NCBG staff 1967-12-01 View
12136 9167 170 Stern 2008-04-03 View
12137 9167 153 Stern 2008-04-03 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: AGPO2
USDA Common Name: Florida Hobblebush
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (FL, GA, NC, SC)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW OBL FACW

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast

2018 Natural Heritage Program List of Rare Plant Species of North Carolina

NHP IDS RANKROUNDED S RANKG RANKROUNDED G RANKSTATE STATUSFEDERAL STATUS
18933 SNR SNR G4G5 G4 W3

This information is derived from the 2018 North Carolina Natural Heritage Program List of Rare Plant Species.

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Agarista populifolia
COMMON NAME: Agarista, Pipe-plant
SYNONYMY: [= FNA, K, L, WH3, Z; = Leucothoe populifolia (Lamarck) Dippel - GW, RAB; = Leucothoe acuminata (Aiton) G. Don - S; = Andromeda populifolia Lamarck]
PHENOLOGY: Apr-May; Sep-Oct.
HABITAT: Blackwater swamps, hydric hammocks, marly spring runs.
COMMENTS: E. SC (or se. NC?) south to ne. and c. peninsular FL. Reported for several locations in s. AL, likely escaped (Diamond & Woods 2009). A specimen at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NCU) is labeled as coming from a nursery, originally taken from plants in a swamp in Columbus County, NC. The record is plausible and if accepted adds the species to the states native flora.
RANGE MAP: Agarista populifolia.png

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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Ericaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Heath Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 107-124 genera and 3400-4100 species, primarily shrubs, small trees, and subshrubs, nearly cosmopolitan. The Ericaceae is very important in our area, which is one of the north temperate centers of diversity for the Ericaceae, with a great diversity of genera and species, many of them rather narrowly endemic. Along with Quercus and Pinus, various members of this family are dominant in much of our landscape.
REFERENCE: Tucker in FNA (2009); Gillespie & Kron (2010, 2013); Kron et al. (2002); Wood (1961); Judd & Kron (1993); Kron & Chase (1993); Luteyn et al. (1996)=L; Dorr & Barrie (1993); Cullings & Hileman (1997); Stevens et al. in Kubitzki (2004).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Agarista D. Don ex G. Don (Florida hobblebush)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 30 species, shrubs, primarily of tropical America, but also in Africa, Madagascar, and se. North America. Judd (1979, 1984) discusses the reasons for separating Agarista from Leucothoe; Agarista is more closely related to Pieris than Leucothoe (Judd & Kron 1996).
REFERENCE: Judd (1984, 1979)=Z; Judd in FNA (2009); Stevens et al. in Kubitzki (2004).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Agarista populifolia in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Agarista populifolia in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Agarista populifolia in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Agarista populifolia in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Agarista populifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Agarista populifolia

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 9885
ID IMAGE2: 9884
ID IMAGE3: 9885

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