Pieris and Lyonia are the two larger genera within Lyonieae. Pieris is a very common ornamental shrub, grown for the masses of urn-shaped white flowers that are produced in the spring. Lyonia is seldom cultivated and is poisonous to livestock, hence the common name ‘staggerbush’.
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Phylogenetic trees of Lyonieae / Detailed description of Lyonieae
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