Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


709

Shrub
Perennial

Native to Georgia & possibly South Carolina
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare north of GA)

Look for it - it's native in rich foothill forests, and also found in disturbed areas, thickets or forests adjacent to urban or suburban areas, 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)/ 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Cornales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hydrangea quercifolia   FAMILY Hydrangeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrangea quercifolia   FAMILY Hydrangeaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Oakleaf Hydrangea