Zenobia pulverulenta

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Zenobia pulverulenta
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Zenobia
Species: Z. pulverulenta
Binomial name
Zenobia pulverulenta
  • Andromeda pulverulenta W. Bartram ex Willd. 1799

Zenobia pulverulenta, called honeycup,[2] is a North American species of shrubs, in the genus Zenobia, in the heath family. It is native to coastal plain of the Southeastern United States, in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.[3][4]


Zenobia pulverulenta is a deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub growing to 0.5-1.8 m tall. The leaves are spirally arranged, ovate to elliptic, 2–7 cm (1–3 in) long.[5]

The flowers are white, bell-shaped, 12 mm (0.47 in) long and 10 mm (0.39 in) broad, and sweetly scented. The fruit is a dry five-valved capsule.[5]


External links[edit]

  • "Zenobia pulverulenta". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
  • United States Department of Agriculture Plants Profile: Zenobia pulverulenta
  • North Carolina Cooperative Extension