NCBG Seeds New Jersey /tea
New Jersey-tea is a low-growing deciduous shrub that produces numerous 1-2 inch long panicles of tiny white flowers in late spring. The nectar of its flowers is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. This species is found growing on roadside banks and along the edges of woods throughout North Carolina. It grows well in hot, sunny to light shade, well-drained sites, and though tricky to establish, it is very drought tolerant once it is established. Its dried leaves have been used for making tea. 2013 N.C. Wildflower of the Year. This genus supports up to 43 lepidoptera species.
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