Large witch-alder (Fothergilla major)

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Illustration of Fothergilla major by Rose Pellicano

Species: Fothergilla major
Common Name: Large witch-alder
Status: Threatened, Tennessee, Georgia
Range: Eastern United States

Map of United States illustrating the range of Fothergilla major

Artist: Rose Pellicano
Artist Home Country: United States
Medium: Watercolor

The artist has captured both a branch of spring flowers and the autumn foliage of this fragrant shrub of the southeast. It is rare throughout its range. This particular specimen was grown at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.



A specimen of Large witch-alder (Fothergilla major) from the museum's herbarium collection:

National Herbarium preserved specimen of Fothergilla major