Zenobia (plant)

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Zenobia pulverulenta.jpg
Zenobia pulverulenta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Zenobia
D.Don 1834
Type species
Zenobia speciosa
(Michx.) D.Don 1834

Zenobia, called honeycup, is a North American genus of shrubs in the heath family.


Zenobia is a hairless shrub, sometimes with a waxy coating on the foliage. The leaves are elliptical or egg-shaped. The plant has numerous white flowers in flat-topped or elongated arrays, each flower has 5 separate sepals and 5 united petals, forming a bell-shaped corolla. Each flower can produce up to 200 egg-shaped seeds in a dry capsule.[1]