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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrangea quercifolia   FAMILY Hydrangeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Hydrangea quercifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Hydrangea quercifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Oakleaf Hydrangea


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image of Hydrangea quercifolia, Oakleaf Hydrangea

JK Marlow    jkm191222_2374_h_quercifo

    Clay County    AL

Cheaha State Park

image of Hydrangea quercifolia, Oakleaf Hydrangea

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_quercifolia_3

May        

image of Hydrangea quercifolia, Oakleaf Hydrangea

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_quercifolia_5

May        

Inflorescence a panicle, more than 20 large sterile flowers borne throughout, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Hydrangea quercifolia, Oakleaf Hydrangea

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_quercifolia_1

June        

image of Hydrangea quercifolia, Oakleaf Hydrangea

JK Marlow    jkm080705_007

July    Swain County    NC

Roadside

Sterile flowers' greatly enlarged sepals begin white, turning pink-purplish, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Hydrangea quercifolia, Oakleaf Hydrangea

JK Marlow    jkm150827_926

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Leaves oak-shaped with 4-6 lobes and irregularly pointed-toothed margins, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Hydrangea quercifolia, Oakleaf Hydrangea

JK Marlow    jkm150827_927

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Hydrangea quercifolia, Oakleaf Hydrangea

Paul Thompson    psthydrangea_quercifolia

September?        

Brown woolly pubescence on stems, buds, petioles, & veins on leaf undersides. — Clemson Extension

image of Hydrangea quercifolia, Oakleaf Hydrangea

JK Marlow    jkm0511e_31

November    Greenville County    SC

image of Hydrangea quercifolia, Oakleaf Hydrangea

JK Marlow    s051114_b

November    Greenville County    SC

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrangea quercifolia   FAMILY Hydrangeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Hydrangea quercifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Hydrangea quercifolia

 

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709

Shrub
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Uncommon in GA, waifs in the Carolinas

Habitat: Native in hammocks, moist forests, also in disturbed areas, thickets, or forests adjacent to urban or suburban areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown
Capsule

 

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