Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


707

Shrub
Perennial

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

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrangea cinerea   FAMILY Hydrangeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 094-05-001b:
Hydrangea arborescens ssp. discolor   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Hydrangea arborescens var. discolor

 

COMMON NAME:
Ashy Hydrangea