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Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:

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Oxydendrum arboreum
(Sourwood) [Ericaceae]
(observations are from Martin et al. and Johnson et al.)

Mammals

Cervidae: Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed Deer) [twigs comprise 2-5% of the diet in the North Carolina mountains during fall & winter] MZN1951; Vespertilionidae: Myotis septentrionalis (Northern Long-eared Bat) [Sourwood provides 0–12% of the roost trees for maternal colonies in central Appalachia & this tree has average to below-average preference for this purpose] Jhn2009
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