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Clethra acuminata

Mountain Pepperbush

Sparsely stemmed upright shrub or small tree. Dark green leaves and exfoliating reddish-brown bark. White flowers open late summer and attract butterflies. Partial shade to shade. Moist acidic soil. Native to Eastern US. 8-12'.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 667. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.

©Wiliam S. Justice. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Dept. of Systematic Biology, Botany.

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