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Hydrangea arborescens L.
WILD HYDRANGEA
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Hydrangea arborescens, Wild Hydrangea
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Hydrangea arborescens, Wild Hydrangea

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Hydrangea arborescens, Wild Hydrangea
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Hydrangea arborescens

Hydrangea arborescens
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Hydrangea arborescens
Hydrangea arborescens
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Hydrangea arborescens

Hydrangea arborescens
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 5
Hydrangea arborescens
Hydrangea arborescens
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 5
Hydrangea arborescens

Hydrangea arborescens, whole tree or vine - general
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Hydrangea arborescens, whole tree or vine - general
Hydrangea arborescens, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
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Hydrangea arborescens, inflorescence - whole - unspecified

Hydrangea arborescens, leaf - whole upper surface
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Hydrangea arborescens, leaf - whole upper surface
Hydrangea arborescens, inflorescence - frontal view of flower
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Hydrangea arborescens, inflorescence - frontal view of flower

Hydrangea arborescens, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
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Hydrangea arborescens, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
Hydrangea arborescens, twig - orientation of petioles
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Hydrangea arborescens, twig - orientation of petioles

Hydrangea arborescens, twig - orientation of petioles
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Hydrangea arborescens, twig - orientation of petioles
Hydrangea arborescens, bark - of a small tree or small branch
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Hydrangea arborescens, bark - of a small tree or small branch

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Andrena spiraeana @ BBSL (1)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Phyllosticta hydrangeae @ BPI (1)
Colletidae  Hylaeus modestus @ BBSL (1)
Davidiellaceae  Cladosporium aphidis @ 792135B (1)
Dermateaceae  Pyrenopeziza fracta @ BPI (1)
Diaporthaceae  Diaporthe hydrangeae @ 616286A (1); BPI (3); 616286B (1)
Erysiphaceae  Erysiphe communis @ BPI (1)

Erysiphe poeltii @ BPI (2)
Halictidae  Lasioglossum cinctipes @ CUIC_ENT (2)

Sphecodes mandibularis @ CUIC_ENT (1)
Hysteriaceae  Glonium lineare @ BPI (1)
Melampsoraceae  Melampsora hydrangeae @ BPI (1)
Miridae  Lygus rubroclarus @ NCSU_ENT (1)

Neolygus knighti @ NCSU_ENT (1)

Neolygus omnivagus @ NCSU_ENT (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora arborescentis @ BPI (1)
Nectriaceae  Tubercularia hydrangeae @ BPI (1)
Pentatomidae  Dendrocoris humeralis @ MEMU_ENT (1)
Phaeosphaeriaceae  Leptosphaeria vagabunda @ BPI (2)
Pleosporaceae  Epicoccum purpurascens @ BPI (2)
Pucciniastraceae  Pucciniastrum hydrangeae @ BPI (121)
Rhytismataceae  Hypoderma commune @ BPI (2)
Stictidaceae  Stictis hydrangeae @ BPI (1)

Stictis @ BPI (1)
Tricholomataceae  Helotium scutula @ BPI (1)
Valsaceae  Cytospora sphaerocephala @ BPI (1)
_  Ascochyta hydrangeae @ BPI (1)

Ascochyta @ BPI (1)

Clithris hydrangina @ BPI (1)

Cryptosporium hydrangeae @ BPI (1)

Paracapnodium cephalanthum @ 698848B (1); 698847A (1); 698847B (1); 698848C (1); 698847C (1); 698848A (1)

Thekopsora hydrangeae @ BPI (5)

Uredo hydrangeae @ BPI (1)

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Hydrangea arborescens L.

Hydrangea arborescens plant

Family - Hydrangeaceae

Stems - To +2m tall, glabrous, glaucous, suffrutescent, terete, with white pith, erect, multiple from the base, branching.

Leaves - Opposite, decussate, petiolate. Petioles to 15cm long, often with a purple tinge, glabrous to sparsely pubescent. Blades broadly ovate to orbicular, dentate, sparse strigose above, pubescent below, acute, deep green above, silvery-green below, +/-13cm in diameter.

Hydrangea arborescens leaf Pressed leaf.

Inflorescence - Terminal cyme. Branches of inflorescence fleshy, pubescent, Outermost flowers sterile, with large white bracts. Innermost flowers fertile. Pedicels to 3mm long on inner flowers.

Flowers - Fertile flowers - Petals 5, white, ovate, fugacious, glabrous, cupped, distinct, to 2mm long, 1mm broad. Stamens 10, erect to spreading. Filaments white, to 5mm long, glabrous. Anthers white, 2-lobed, 1mm broad. Styles 2, white, thickened, glabrous, -1mm long. Ovary partially inferior, 2-locular, with many ovules. Placentation axile. Hypanthium white, 1mm long, mostly glabrous. Outermost flowers - White bracts to +/-1cm in diameter, orbicular, pubescent, typically unequal.

Hydrangea arborescens bracts False flower of inflorescence.

Hydrangea arborescens flowers Actual flowers, close-up.

Flowering - May - July.

Habitat - Rich wooded slopes, ravines, along streams, base of bluffs.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found mainly in the Ozark region of Missouri. It prefers shaded low woods. The plant would do well in a shaded garden setting and should be cultivated more.
Steyermark breaks the species up into many different varieties and forms depending on leaf pubescence, leaf shape, and the presence or not of the sterile flowers. I won't go into these plants here as many of them are not valid.
" arborescens " means "becoming tree-like" since the plant gets woody with age.

Photographs taken near Stegal Mountain, Shannon County, MO., 6-21-03, and at Alley Spring, MO., 6-12-04.


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Hydrangea arborescens L.
wild hydrangea

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General Information
Symbol: HYAR
Group: Dicot
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Native Status : CAN   I
L48   N
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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
HYARO Hydrangea arborescens L. var. oblonga Torr. & A. Gray
HYARS Hydrangea arborescens L. var. sterilis Torr. & A. Gray

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Rosales
Family Hydrangeaceae – Hydrangea family
Genus Hydrangea L. – hydrangea
Species Hydrangea arborescens L. – wild hydrangea

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Florida wild hydrangea Endangered
New York wild hydrangea Endangered

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain UPL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU

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ARS Germplasm Resources Information Network (HYAR)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (HYAR)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (HYARO)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (HYARS)
Kemper Center for Home Gardening (HYAR)
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network (HYAR)
Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn) (HYAR)
Native Plants Network (HYAR)
USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (HYAR)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (HYAR)

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Miller Low Minor

Cover

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Miller, J.H., and K.V. Miller. 1999. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses . Southern Weed Science Society.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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