Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 10 taxa in the family Hydrangeaceae, Hydrangea family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Climbing Hydrangea, Woodvamp, Decumaria
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Hydrangea barbara   FAMILY: Hydrangeaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Decumaria barbara   FAMILY: Hydrangeaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Decumaria barbara 094-03-001   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Look for it in swamp forests and bottomlands, moist forests in the mountains

Common (rare in Mountains) (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Appalachian Mock-orange, Scentless Mock-orange
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Philadelphus inodorus   FAMILY: Hydrangeaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Philadelphus inodorus   FAMILY: Hydrangeaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Philadelphus inodorus 094-04-001   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Look for it in rich forests & woodlands, rocky bluffs over mafic or calcareous rocks, & also cultivated & persistent

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Mock-orange, Cumberland Mock-orange
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Philadelphus hirsutus   FAMILY: Hydrangeaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Philadelphus hirsutus   FAMILY: Hydrangeaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Philadelphus hirsutus 094-04-002   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Look for it on bluffs, rock outcrops, in rocky woodlands, often with seepage, over mafic or calcareous rocks

Common in GA Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Ozark Mock-orange, Hairy Mock-orange
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Philadelphus pubescens   FAMILY: Hydrangeaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Philadelphus pubescens +   FAMILY: Hydrangeaceae

 

Look for it on limestone bluffs

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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Common Name: European Mock-orange, Sweet Mock-orange
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Philadelphus coronarius   FAMILY: Hydrangeaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Philadelphus coronarius   FAMILY: Hydrangeaceae

 

Look for it . It is cultivated (though more so in the past than now), and can be found escaped or persisting around old homesites

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Hydrangea, Sevenbark
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hydrangea arborescens   FAMILY: Hydrangeaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrangea arborescens   FAMILY: Hydrangeaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrangea arborescens ssp. arborescens 094-05-001a   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Look for it in forests, esp around rock outcrops & along streambanks

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ashy Hydrangea
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hydrangea cinerea   FAMILY: Hydrangeaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrangea cinerea   FAMILY: Hydrangeaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrangea arborescens ssp. discolor 094-05-001b   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Look for it in rocky forests & rock outcrops, roadbanks, perhaps strictly or mostly associated with mafic or calcareous rocks

Uncommon in GA & NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Snowy Hydrangea, Silverleaf Hydrangea
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hydrangea radiata   FAMILY: Hydrangeaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrangea radiata   FAMILY: Hydrangeaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrangea arborescens ssp. radiata 094-05-001c   FAMILY: Saxifragaceae

 

Look for it in rocky forests & rock outcrops, often common & conspicuous on roadbanks

Common (rare in NC Piedmont), endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Oakleaf Hydrangea
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Hydrangea quercifolia   FAMILY: Hydrangeaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrangea quercifolia   FAMILY: Hydrangeaceae

 

Look for it - it's native in hammocks, moist forests, and also found in disturbed areas, thickets or forests adjacent to urban or suburban areas

Uncommon in GA (rare or only waifs in NC-SC)

Native to Georgia & possibly South Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Deutzia, Pride-of-Rochester, Fuzzy Pride-of-Rochester
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Deutzia scabra   FAMILY: Hydrangeaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Deutzia scabra   FAMILY: Hydrangeaceae

 

Look for it to be persistent around old homesites and escaping to adjacent woodlands

Rare

Non-native: Japan & China

 


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