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Clethra alnifolia L.
SWEET PEPPERBUSH
Coastal Sweetpepperbush; Coastal Sweet Pepperbush; Summersweet Clethra

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Clethra alnifolia, Sweet Pepperbush
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Apidae  Apis mellifera @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Bombus affinis @ UCMS_ENT (6)

Bombus impatiens @ UCMS_ENT (29); AMNH_BEE (9)
Halictidae  Augochlorella aurata @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Halictus ligatus @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum coriaceum @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum fuscipenne @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum leucocomum @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum oblongum @ UCMS_ENT (4)

Lasioglossum oceanicum @ UCMS_ENT (2)

Lasioglossum sp_metallic_dialictus @ UCMS_ENT (2)

Lasioglossum undet @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum undetermined @ UCMS_ENT (6)

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2. Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 396. 1753.

Coastal sweet pepperbush, summersweet

Clethra alnifolia var. glabella Michaux; C. alnifolia var. michauxii Zabel; C. alnifolia var. paniculata (Aiton) Rehder; C. paniculata Aiton

Shrubs 1-3 m. Stems ± terete; young shoots puberulent. Leaves: petiole 2.5-3.5(-6) cm; blade obovate to oblong (widest distal to midpoint), 5-9(-12) × 2-4(-6) cm, base cuneate to rounded, margins obscurely to clearly toothed, especially distally (proximalmost tooth averaging 3.4 cm distal to base), apex obtuse to acute, surfaces sparsely hairy and glabrescent abaxially, glabrous adaxially. Inflorescences solitary or in clusters of 2-4, (6-)9-15(-19) cm, axis sparsely stellate-hairy. Pedicels 2-4 mm, proximalmost averaging 3 mm, shortly stellate-hairy; bract shorter than flower, proximalmost 5-7 mm, shortly stellate-hairy. Flowers: sepals 3.5-5 × 1-1.5 mm, stellate-pubescent; petals white (rarely pink abaxially or on both surfaces), 5-8 × 4-5 mm; filaments 4-6(-6.5) × 0.2-0.3(-0.4) mm, glabrous; anthers 1-1.3 mm; style 6-7 mm, hairy in proximal 1/2, hairs simple, straight. Capsules subglobose, 2.5-4 × 3.5-5.3 mm. Seeds 1-1.5 mm. 2 n = 16, 32.

Flowering summer. Broad-leaved swamps, Chamaecyparis swamps, wet pine forests, sometimes in dry, sandy woods and rocky, acidic ridge tops; 0-200 (-400) m; N.S.; Ala., Conn., Del., Fla., Ga., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Miss., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Pa., R.I., S.C., Tex., Va.

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