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Shortia  galacifolia Torr. & A.Gray   
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FamilyDIAPENSIACEAE
Genus species var.Shortia  galacifolia Torr. & A.Gray 
SynonymsSherwoodia galacifolia (Torr. & A.Gray) House
Territory Southeastern U.S.A.GeorgiaNorth CarolinaSouth CarolinaTennesseeVirginia
shady rocks
Altitude200-700m
Description leaves crowded, orbiculate to cordate, dentate, veined, adaxially dark shiny green, in winter redden, flowers solitary, broadly tubular, petals 5-6, margins crenate
Size10-15cm
Colorwhite
Bloomearly spring
Ca-
Typesubshrub, carpet
Cultivationshady, humous, rock crevices
alpine house, humous, gravelly soil, shade
Propagationseed when ripe or as soon as possible
cuttings in late summer
BibliographySmall, J.K. (1933) Manual of the Southeastern Flora
USDA Plants Database plants.usda.gov
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