Itea virginica

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Itea virginica
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Photo taken by Gil Nelson
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicotyledons
Order: Rosales
Family: Grossulariaceae
Genus: Itea
Species: I. virginica
Binomial name
Itea virginica
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Natural range of Itea virginica from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common name: Virginia sweetspire

Taxonomic notes


A description of Itea virginica is provided in The Flora of North America.




I. virginica has been observed to flower from March to May and in June with peak inflorescence in April.[1]


The following Hymenoptera families and species were observed visiting flowers of Itea virginica at Archbold Biological Station: [2]

Apidae: Apis mellifera

Megachilidae: Megachile parallela, M. xylocopoides

Sphecidae: Bicyrtes quadrifasciata

Conservation and management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. Accessed: 12 DEC 2016
  2. Deyrup, M.A. and N.D. 2015. Database of observations of Hymenoptera visitations to flowers of plants on Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.