Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


705

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in forests, esp around rock outcrops & along streambanks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual or sterile
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx (in bisexual flowers)/3-4 lobed calyx (in sterile flowers)
5 petals (in bisexual flowers)/petals absent (in sterile flowers)
8-10 exserted stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown
Capsule

 

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

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 (1968) 094-05-001a:
Hydrangea arborescens ssp. arborescens   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Hydrangea, Sevenbark