|Lyonia ovalifolia var.
elliptica, a deciduous shrub to small tree, found on hills or
dry mountain- ridges or slopes. Leaves the phyllotaxis of which are
alternate; blades 5-10cm long, 2-6cm wide, broad oval-like oblong,
with tips pointed, bases somewhat heart-shaped, margins entire, both
surfaces with sparse adpressed hairs, and dense hairs on backside
midribs to upper parts of petioles. The petioles measure 5-10mm in
length. Previous year's branch axis emerge 4-6cm long racemes and
set many white flowers facing downward. Corollas are 8-10mm long,
urceolate, shallowly cleft in five, and the outsides with sparse
fine hairs. Bloom time: May-July.