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Not to be confused with Rubus subg. Chamaebatus or Chamaebatiaria.
"Mountain misery" redirects here. For other uses, see Misery Mountain (disambiguation).
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Chamaebatia australis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Dryadoideae[1]
Genus: Chamaebatia

Chamaebatia australis
Chamaebatia foliolosa

The plant genus Chamaebatia includes two species of aromatic evergreen shrubs known as mountain misery. This common name in English refers to the strong aroma resulting from brushing against the foliage (the odor is found to be unpleasant by some)[citation needed]. They are also known as "bear clover." They are actinorhizal, meaning they are non-legume nitrogen fixers.[2]


References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ Potter, D., et al. (2007). Phylogeny and classification of Rosaceae. Plant Systematics and Evolution. 266(1–2): 5–43.
  2. ^ Swensen, S.M.; Mullin, B.C. (1997). The impact of molecular systematics on hypotheses for the evolution of root nodule symbioses and implications for expanding symbioses to new host plant genera. Plant and Soil. 194: 185–192.