Lyonia lucida

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Lyonia lucida
Lyon luci.jpg
Photo by John R. Gwaltney, Southeastern
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Lyonia
Species: L. lucida
Binomial name
Lyonia lucida
(Lam.) K. Koch
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Natural range of Lyonia lucida from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common names: Fetterbush lyonia; Shining fetterbush

Taxonomic notes

Synonyms: Desmothamnus lucidus (Lamarck) Small; Neopieris nitida (Bartram ex Marshall) Britton


A description of Lyonia lucida is provided in The Flora of North America.




L. lucida has been observed flowering from January to May and in November and December with peak inflorescence in April.[1]


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

Apidae: Bombus impatiens

Halictidae: Lasioglossum placidensis

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.