Deciduous shrubs to 2 m; lvs elliptic to oblong, 3-6 cm, commonly obtuse, entire, hairy on the veins beneath; petioles 2-4 mm; umbelliform clusters not subtended by lvs; pedicels 1-2 cm, bracteolate at the very base; sep narrowly oblong, 4-10 mm, deciduous in winter; cor 9-13 mm; stamens with a pair of ±well developed spurs near the junction of the anther and filament; fr truncate-ovoid, 5 mm thick and usually longer; 2n=24. Moist, sandy soil, especially near the coast; R.I. to e. Pa., Tenn., s. Mo., Tex., and Fla. (Neopieris m.)
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.