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Ericaceae -- Heath family

    Ronald P. Overton

    Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum) grows in the upland forests  of the southeastern United States. Also known as sorrel-tree or  lily-of-the-valley-tree, its flowers are an important source of  honey in some areas but it is of little value as a timber  species. Sourwood sprouts often interfere with the establishment  of more desirable species in second-growth and cutover areas.  This mid-summer flowering tree is an attractive ornamental.

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Ronald P. Overton

Source: Silvics of North America

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