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Staggerbush
Lyonia mariana

Staggerbush is believed to be extinct 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

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.