sourwood

Oxydendrum arboreum

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Sourwood or sorrel tree, Oxydendrum arboreum, /ˌɒksɪˈdɛndrəm ɑːrˈbɔːriəm/ is the sole species in the genus Oxydendrum, in the family Ericaceae. It is native to eastern North America, from southern Pennsylvania south to northwest Florida and west to southern Illinois; it is most common in the lower chain of the Appalachian Mountains. The tree is frequently seen as a component of oak-heath forests.

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  1. (c) teamtigerlily, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/396498
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxydendrum_arboreum

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