Plant Index


 
 
 

Leucothoe axillaris

Leucothoe axillaris (Lam.) D. Don

coastal doghobble

Synonym(s): Leucothoe axillaris var. ambigens, Leucothoe platyphylla
Cultivar(s): Compacta, Dodd's Variegated, Winter Garnet
Leucothoe axillaris (Coastal Doghobble)
Image ID: 15275
Image by: Sorrie, Bruce A.
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: LEAX
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Leucothoe axillaris
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2016-12-31

CULTIVAR INDEX

Cult_id Cultivar_name Action
1420 Compacta View
1708 Dodd's Variegated View
1421 Winter Garnet View

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: LEUCO5
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Leucothoe
GENUS AUTHORITY: D. Don
GENUS COMMON: Doghobble
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of 5 species, shrubs, of Japan, Himalayan Asia, w. North America, and e. North America.
GENUS IDENTIFICATION:
GENUS REFERENCES: Judd et al. (2013)= Z; Tucker in FNA (2009); Stevens et al. in Kubitzki (2004). [also see Agarista and Eubotrys]

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: 2-4 ft.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Shrub

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Alternate
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
LEAF RETENTION: Evergreen

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

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

FRUITING PERIOD: Sep-Oct.

DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE: Bogs/pocosins
NATIVE RANGE: southeastern United States

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Don’t you just love common names of plants? Descriptive and informative. (No doubt this plant was seen as a nuisance to some during hunting season, it is also called "fetterbush". It is low and spreading, arching ziggedy-zaggedy thickets of stems with showy, fragrant white flowers drooping down in early Spring. Evergreen in leaf, often showing some reds as the cooler weather settles. Shade tolerant, though happiest when it gets some sun.

Bloom Table Text:

NCBG Location:

Cultural Notes:

SOIL MOISTURE: Average, Moist/Wet
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Part Shade, Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 5
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
910 1985-0593 View
911 1985-0594 View
1811 1986-1592 View
2712 1987-0186 View
6514 1996-0139 View
6525 1996-0154 View
6761 1996-0420 View
6940 1998-0147 View
7098 1999-0050 1999-08-10 View
7404 2000-0147 2000-04-06 View
7780 2001-0136 2001-06-27 View
8653 2006-0258 2006-09-21 View
9176 2008-0368 2020-04-08 1932 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
1932 HORT 2008-04-09 Stern View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
1679 910 198 NCBG staff 1978-03-18 View
1680 911 198 NCBG staff 1978-11-09 View
2895 1811 6 NCBG staff 1967-12-31 View
2896 1811 62 NCBG staff 1967-12-31 View
2897 1811 56 NCBG staff 1986-12-23 View
2898 1811 94 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
4522 2712 8 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
9208 6514 81 NCBG staff 1996-01-01 View
9209 6514 82 NCBG staff 1996-01-01 View
9228 6525 143 NCBG staff 1996-01-01 View
9541 6761 61 Stern 1997-03-24 View
9542 6761 118 NCBG staff 1967-12-01 View
9802 6940 160 NCBG staff 1967-12-31 View
10031 7098 174 NCBG staff 1967-12-01 View
10400 7404 159 NCBG staff 2000-04-03 View
10984 7780 6 NCBG staff 1996-01-01 View
11871 8653 153 NCBG staff 2006-10-01 View
12146 9176 170 Stern 2008-04-09 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: LEAX
USDA Common Name: Coastal Doghobble
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, VA)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW 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

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Leucothoe axillaris
COMMON NAME: Coastal Doghobble
SYNONYMY: [= C, FNA, G, GW, K, L, S, Va, WH3; = L. axillaris var. axillaris - RAB; > L. axillaris var. axillaris - F; > L. axillaris var. ambigens Fernald - F]
PHENOLOGY: Late Mar-May; Sep-Oct.
HABITAT: Pocosins, blackwater swamp forests, and moist and acid slopes.
COMMENTS: A Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic: se. VA south to c. peninsular FL and west to extreme e. LA (several parish records reported for west of the Mississippi River are non-native, from cultivation).
RANGE MAP: Leucothoe axillaris.png

Key to Map Symbols
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)
Leucothoe D. Don (Doghobble)
SUMMARY: A genus of 5 species, shrubs, of Japan, Himalayan Asia, w. North America, and e. North America.
REFERENCE: Judd et al. (2013)= Z; Tucker in FNA (2009); Stevens et al. in Kubitzki (2004). [also see Agarista and Eubotrys]

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

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

WEB RESOURCES

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

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 15275
ID IMAGE2: 7523
ID IMAGE3: 29483

From the Image Gallery


Image ID: 7523

Image ID: 7524

Image ID: 7525

Image ID: 7528

Image ID: 29484

Image ID: 29485

Image ID: 19687

Image ID: 29483

Image ID: 11398
10 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Go back