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Connecticut Plants
Staggerbush
Lyonia mariana (L.) D. Don

Staggerbush is believed to no longer grow in Connecticut. These photos were taken in New Jersey, where the plant is still common.

  • Family: heath (Ericaceae)
  • Habitat: moist, sandy areas
  • Height: 2-6 feet
  • Flower size: 1/2 inch long
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: May to July
  • Origin: native
Lyonia mariana (L.) D. Don
Lyonia mariana (L.) D. Don
Lyonia mariana (L.) D. Don

Staggerbush has rather handsome striped seed capsules.