The Gordonia Lasianthus
is commonly known as Bay
, Holly Bay
, as well as Loblolly-bay< Go Back
Loblolly-bay is distributed continuously along the Atlantic and Gulf
coastal plains from the Albermarle Sound of North Carolina to the
Appalachicola River in the Florida Panhandle. Discontinuous populations
exist in Florida, the coastal counties of Alabama, and southern
Mississippi. In South Carolina it is common in the lower Coastal Plain
but restricted to specific sites in the middle and upper Coastal Plain
The currently accepted scientific name for loblolly-bay is Gordonia
lasianthus (L.) Ellis [16
]. There are no recognized subspecies,
varieties, or forms.
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Much of the information presented here is attributed to:
Coladonato, Milo. 1992. Gordonia lasianthus. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online].
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available at USDA Forest Service.