Connecticut Plants
Maleberry
Lyonia ligustrina (L.) DC.
  • Family: heath (Ericaceae)
  • Habitat: wet thickets or sandy soils
  • Height: 3-12 feet
  • Flower size: 1/8 inch across
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: May to July
  • Origin: native
Lyonia ligustrina (L.) DC.
Lyonia ligustrina (L.) DC.

The five-parted seed capsules are a good clue to the identity of maleberry. They are present nearly year-round.

Lyonia ligustrina (L.) DC.
Lyonia ligustrina (L.) DC.