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Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for September 28th - October 10th, 2006

Picture of Leucothoe racemosa.  Click here for a larger image.
This is fetterbush, Leucothoe racemosa.

It also sometimes called dog-hobble or swamp sweetbells. Fetterbush is native to the Eastern Seaboard and
Gulf Coast states, where it grows in moist, acid woods in partial shade. It is a deciduous shrub that tends to
form thickets and is best used in the woodland garden. The spring blooming white bell-shaped flowers are distinctive and produced in curving hanging racemes from the base of new branches. Fetterbush grows well in
USDA Hardiness zones 5 through 9. You can see fetterbush in the Fern Valley Native Plant Collection.

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