Agarista populifolia

Agarista populifolia is a plant species in the family Ericaceae with the common name of Florida hobblebush. It forms dense thickets which are difficult to penetrate, thus the common name. Stems often lean and arching. It is found in the southeastern United States inhabiting moist to wet woodlands. It is an evergreen shrub with small white flowers on the underside of its arching branches.[2][3][4]

Agarista populifolia
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Agarista
A. populifolia
Binomial name
Agarista populifolia
  • Andromeda populifolia Lam.
  • Leucothoe populifolia (Lam.) Dippel
  • Lyonia populifolia (Lam.) K. Koch


  1. ^ The Plant List
  2. ^ Flora of North America v 8 p 499.
  3. ^ Judd, Walter Stephen. 1979. Generic relations in the Andromedeae (Ericaceae). Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 60(4): 477-503.
  4. ^ Les, Donald H (2017). Aquatic Dicotyledons of North America: Ecology, Life History, and Systematics. CRC Press. ISBN 978-1351644402.

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