(Photo of a maleberry shrub in habit.)
Maleberry (Lyonia ligustrina (L.) DC.) is an Ericad (member of Ericaceae – Heath Family) that is found on the refuge around the margins of wetlands. Its white flowers mature into brown dry capsules which contain seeds. In the USA, it is found from Maine to Georgia on the East, and Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama on the West.
This specimen was found next to a swampy area under the BGE powerline right-of-way on the North Tract.