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Zenobia pulverulenta

Zenobia pulverulenta (W. Bartram ex Willd.) Pollard

honeycup, honey-cups, zenobia

Cultivar(s): Woodlanders Blue
Zenobia pulverulenta (Honeycup)
Image ID: 4096
Image by: Hardin, J.W.
Image Collection: Herbarium Collection

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: ZEPU3
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Zenobia pulverulenta
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2018-09-23

CULTIVAR INDEX

Cult_id Cultivar_name Action
1667 Woodlanders Blue View

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: ZENOB
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Zenobia
GENUS AUTHORITY: D. Don
GENUS COMMON: Honeycup
GENUS SUMMARY: A monotypic genus, a shrub, of se. North America (endemic to the flora area).
GENUS IDENTIFICATION:
GENUS REFERENCES: Dorr 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: 4-6 ft.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Shrub

LEAF ARRANGEMENT:
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
LEAF RETENTION: Deciduous

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

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

FRUITING PERIOD: Sep-Oct.

DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE:
NATIVE RANGE: VA, NC, SC & GA

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Honeycup is famous for its striking glaucous (covered with a whitish waxy bloom), blue-green foliage and incredible fall color. With a mixture of reds and oranges that strive to hang on as long as they can through the winter. This southeastern native’s range is small: Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia. Native to the coastal plains in bogs and among low thickets of evergreen shrubs, this wonderful shrub is easy to grow in sun and even tolerant of heat and some drought, although it likes moist soils. The pendant white, wide open flowers of the honeycup bloom on old wood, and have a light citrus-like scent.

Bloom Table Text:

NCBG Location:

Cultural Notes:

SOIL MOISTURE: Average, Moist/Wet
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 5
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 9
GERMINATION CODE:
WILDLIFE VALUE: Bee Friendly
DEER RESISTANCE:

GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
50 2014-0006 2014-09-24 52 View
2043 1986-1837 View
2243 1986-2066 View
6559 1996-0189 View
6749 1996-0407 View
6907 1998-0114 View
7332 2000-0069 2000-03-07 View
7333 2000-0070 2000-03-07 View
7607 2000-0370 2000-11-14 View
8452 2005-0526 2005-12-20 View
8651 2006-0256 2006-09-21 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
52 HORT 2010-10-08 Poythress View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
66 50 27 Liloia 2014-09-23 View
3298 2043 6 NCBG staff 1986-12-23 View
3299 2043 64 NCBG staff 1986-12-23 View
3910 2243 59 NCBG staff 1967-12-31 View
9265 6559 142 NCBG staff 1992-03-01 View
9525 6749 118 NCBG staff 1967-12-01 View
9770 6907 166 NCBG staff 1967-12-31 View
10299 7332 166 NCBG staff 1967-12-31 View
10725 7607 61 Stern 1997-03-24 View
11672 8452 135 NCBG staff 1967-01-01 View
11673 8452 27 NCBG staff 2005-01-01 View
11869 8651 153 NCBG staff 1967-12-31 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: ZEPU3
USDA Common Name: Honeycup
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (GA, NC, SC, VA)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: 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

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Zenobia pulverulenta
COMMON NAME: Zenobia, Honey-cups
SYNONYMY: [= C, F, FNA, G, GW, K, L, RAB, Va; > Z. pulverulenta - S; > Z. cassinefolia (Ventenat) Pollard - S]
PHENOLOGY: Apr-Jun; Sep-Oct.
HABITAT: Pocosins, margins of pineland ponds.
COMMENTS: This monotypic genus is a narrow endemic of the Coastal Plain of se. VA, NC, SC, and e. GA (Bryan Co.). It was considered by Wood (1961) to have no close relatives, but molecular phylogeny suggests that it is sister to Andromeda. The crenate leaves help distinguish Zenobia from other pocosin shrubs. The flowers are extremely fragrant. The species is remarkably variable in leaf glaucescence. Many plants in the fall-line sandhills and upper Coastal Plain have the lower leaf surface, pedicels, and capsules covered in wax to the point that they are bright white; outer Coastal Plain plants generally lack any glaucescence. The recognition of two species (see synonymy) was based largely on this character; further study appears warranted. In the centers of major peat domes in the Outer Coastal Plain and in large Carolina bays in the Bladen Lakes region, where peat depths reach 3-5 meters, occur areas of up to 25 square kilometers dominated by Zenobia (sometimes codominant with Chamaedaphne or Sarracenia flava). This community has been referred to as deciduous low pocosin, to distinguish it from the dominance of evergreen shrubs found in most pocosins.
RANGE MAP: Zenobia pulverulenta.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)
Zenobia D. Don (Honeycup)
SUMMARY: A monotypic genus, a shrub, of se. North America (endemic to the flora area).
REFERENCE: Dorr in FNA (2009); Stevens et al. in Kubitzki (2004).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

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

WEB RESOURCES

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

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 4096
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 4096

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