Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1076

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on streambanks, riverside thickets, rock outcrops, cliffs, esp over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
25-30 stamens, in 2 whorls

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Follicle

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Physocarpus opulifolius var. opulifolius   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Physocarpus opulifolius var. opulifolius   FAMILY Rosaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-16-001:
Physocarpus opulifolius   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Opulaster opulifolius

 

COMMON NAME:
Flowering Ninebark, Eastern Ninebark


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image of Physocarpus opulifolius var. opulifolius

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_opop2_001_lvd

        

image of Physocarpus opulifolius var. opulifolius

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_opulifolius_5

April        

image of Physocarpus opulifolius var. opulifolius

JK Marlow    jkm0305l_04

May    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

image of Physocarpus opulifolius var. opulifolius

JK Marlow    jkm0305l_05

May    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

image of Physocarpus opulifolius var. opulifolius

JK Marlow    jkm0305l_06

May    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

image of Physocarpus opulifolius var. opulifolius

JK Marlow    jkm0305x_08

May    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

image of Physocarpus opulifolius var. opulifolius

JK Marlow    jkm0305x_10

May    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Terminal, often dense, rounded clusters of flowers, the petals round, 5-7mm, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Physocarpus opulifolius var. opulifolius

JK Marlow    jkm0506b_36

June    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Leaves palmately 3-lobed (some leaves unlobed), margins round-toothed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Physocarpus opulifolius var. opulifolius

JK Marlow    jkm140625_364

June    Greenville County    SC

Cleveland Park

image of Physocarpus opulifolius var. opulifolius

JK Marlow    jkm0307c_03

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

image of Physocarpus opulifolius var. opulifolius

JK Marlow    jkm140710_701

July    Greenville County    SC

Cleveland Park

Bark brownish, very shreddy or exfoliating, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.