Gordonia lasianthus

Common Name(s): Loblolly bay

Native to Florida

Gordonia lasianthus is a flowering, perennial, wetland plant.

Loblolly bay is present in the southeastern U.S. states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina (Kartesz, 1999). It is frequent in the bayheads and swamps of northern and central counties of Florida (Wunderlin, 2003).

loblolly bayView the herbarium specimen image from the University of Florida Herbarium Digital Imaging Projects.