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Plant Details

Pachysandra procumbens

Allegheny Spurge

Scientific Name:

Pachysandra procumbens

Common Name:

Allegheny Spurge

Plant Family

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial (Shrubby) Groundcover

Bloom Color(s):

white

Size in Feet:

.8

Light:

shade

Soil Moisture:

mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

March - April

Bloom Area:

Mountains

State Rank:

S1 - 1-5 Extant Populations - Critically imperiled in NC because of extreme rarity or because of some factor(s) making it especially vulnerable to extirpation (local extinction) from NC (*)

Global Rank:

G4 - 100-1000 Extant Populations - Apparently secure in the world, with many occurrences (*)

State Status:

SR - Significantly Rare (*)

Old Leaves & New Bloom

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Tom Harville

Buds

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Tom Harville

Blooms

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Tom Harville
Mid March

Blooms Close Up

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Tom Harville
Mid March

Leaves Early Spring

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Tom Harville

Note that the mottling develops over the winter.

Leaves, Early Fall

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Tom Harville

New Leaves

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Pete Schubert
Early April '10

Note the one whitish leaf. There's no obvious explanation but we will watch it in years to come.

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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