Widely branched shrub 1-10 dm; lvs alternate to opposite, ovate to oblong, 6-12 mm; pedicels 5-10 mm, glabrous or stipitate-glandular; pet 3-4 mm; anthers purple; fr 3-4 mm; 2n=24. Dry, sandy pine-barrens, and on outcrops of acid rocks in the mts.; coastal plain of N.J., N.C., and S.C., and at a few way-stations inland to the higher mts. (mainly Smoky and Blue Ridge) of N.C., S.C., Ga., Tenn., and Ky. (Dendrium b.; D. hugeri)
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.