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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Cornales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Hydrangea barbara   FAMILY Hydrangeaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Decumaria barbara   FAMILY Hydrangeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Hydrangea barbara

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Decumaria barbara

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 094-03-001:
Decumaria barbara   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Decumaria barbara

 

COMMON NAME:
Climbing Hydrangea, Woodvamp, Decumaria, Decumary


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image of Hydrangea barbara, Climbing Hydrangea, Woodvamp, Decumaria, Decumary

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_deba4_001_lvd

        

image of Hydrangea barbara, Climbing Hydrangea, Woodvamp, Decumaria, Decumary

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_deba4_002_lvd

        

image of Hydrangea barbara, Climbing Hydrangea, Woodvamp, Decumaria, Decumary

JK Marlow    jkm0302b_15

February    Greenville County    SC

It can climb straight up a tree using numerous aerial rootlets, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Hydrangea barbara, Climbing Hydrangea, Woodvamp, Decumaria, Decumary

JK Marlow    jkm0304m_29

April    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

Encircles the tree in an airy fringe of greenery, per Gardening with Native Plants of the South.

image of Hydrangea barbara, Climbing Hydrangea, Woodvamp, Decumaria, Decumary

JK Marlow    jkm110529_789

May    Greenville County    SC

Small fragrant creamy-white flowers in dense terminal clusters, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Hydrangea barbara, Climbing Hydrangea, Woodvamp, Decumaria, Decumary

JK Marlow    jkm110529_789b

May    Greenville County    SC

Calyx tube 7-10 ribbed, turbinate, about 1.5mm long in anthesis, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hydrangea barbara, Climbing Hydrangea, Woodvamp, Decumaria, Decumary

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdbarbara_nt

May        

Leaves somewhat fleshy in texture, margins entire or barely toothed, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Hydrangea barbara, Climbing Hydrangea, Woodvamp, Decumaria, Decumary

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdbarbara_tc1

May        

image of Hydrangea barbara, Climbing Hydrangea, Woodvamp, Decumaria, Decumary

JK Marlow    jkm0507k_31

July    Greenville County    SC

Capsules turbinate or obovoid, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hydrangea barbara, Climbing Hydrangea, Woodvamp, Decumaria, Decumary

JK Marlow    jkm0507k_33

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Hydrangea barbara, Climbing Hydrangea, Woodvamp, Decumaria, Decumary

JK Marlow    jkm0507n_37

July    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

This handsome vine climbs to the tops of trees via adventitious roots, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Hydrangea barbara, Climbing Hydrangea, Woodvamp, Decumaria, Decumary

JK Marlow    jkm9907a_04a

July    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

image of Hydrangea barbara, Climbing Hydrangea, Woodvamp, Decumaria, Decumary

JK Marlow    jkm9907a_05a

July    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

Found in rich woods, swamps, riverbanks, often where soil is acid, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

image of Hydrangea barbara, Climbing Hydrangea, Woodvamp, Decumaria, Decumary

JK Marlow    jkm080824_002

August    Greenville County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Hydrangea barbara   FAMILY Hydrangeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Decumaria barbara   FAMILY Hydrangeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Hydrangea barbara

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Decumaria barbara

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 094-03-001:
Decumaria barbara   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Decumaria barbara

 

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Woody vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (uncommon in Mountains of GA & SC, rare in NC Mountains & NC Piedmont)

Habitat: swamp forests and bottomlands, moist forests in the mountains, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
7-10 petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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