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Alabama Snow-wreath - Neviusia alabamensis

Family: Rosaceae - Rose family Genus Common Name: Snow-wreath Native Status: Native
Neviusia alabamensis - Alabama Snow-wreath. Alabama Snow-wreath is a rare decidous shrub with a blackberry-like stem, but the snow-wreath is thornless. It's a native plant found only in 6 states, and is listed as Threatened in its namesake Alabama, in Tennessee, and in Georgia, where it is found only in Walker County.

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Neviusia alabamensis

Distribution of Neviusia alabamensis in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 22 Feb 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Pigeon Mountain - East, Walker County GA Date: 2010-April-16Photographer: Gerald C. Williamson
The Alabama Snow-wreath blossom lacks petals, but has many showy white stamens backed by 5 to 7 toothed green sepals.
Neviusia alabamensis

Site: Pigeon Mountain - East, Walker County GA Date: 2010-April-16Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
90mm (135 equiv)
Alabama Snow-wreath has an arching stem up to about 6 feet tall, with medium-green alternate toothed leaves 1 to 2 inches long.
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Neviusia alabamensis

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