P1020157Lyonia lucida

Shrub; perennial

Native: L48

Blooming:  April, white

Location:  Womack Creek Campground

Not to be confused with Eubotrys racemosa, swamp sweetbells, which grows profusely along the creek.

If soil is poor in nutrition, it will not bloom.  It has seeds, but it propagates mainly vegetatively, asexual reproduction such as by shoots, leaves or rhizomes.

Visited by butterflies and bees for nectar.