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Hydrangea macrophylla

Hydrangea macrophylla (Thunb.) Ser.

big-leaf hydrangea

Cultivar(s): Blue Wave, Variegata

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: HYMA7
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Hydrangea macrophylla
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2019-11-25

CULTIVAR INDEX

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1372 Blue Wave View
1373 Variegata View

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: HYDRA
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Hydrangea
GENUS AUTHORITY: L.
GENUS COMMON: Hydrangea
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 45 species, shrubs and lianas, of e. North America and e. Asia. Molecular analyses have long suggested that Hydrangea as usually interpreted is polyphyletic (Soltis, Xiang, & Hufford 1995; Samain, Wanke, & Goetghebeur 2010) and should be circumscribed more broadly to include other genera in tribe Hydrangeeae that are phylogenetically embedded (including, in our area, Decumaria); this approach has been further developed and formalized by De Smet et al. (2015), an approach followed here (generic and sectional circumscriptions follow De Smet et al. 2015). See Dirr (2004) and van Gelderen & van Gelderen (2004) for information on cultivated hydrangeas.
GENUS IDENTIFICATION: Identification notes: Hydrangea barbara is readily distinguished from the other opposite-leaved, woody vines in our flora (Gelsemium, Trachelospermum, Lonicera, Bignonia, Campsis, and Clematis) by its leaves (simple, ovate, and usually serrate) and climbing structures (adventitious roots).
GENUS REFERENCES: Freeman in FNA (in prep.); McGregor in FNA (in prep.); Pilatowski (1982)=Z; McClintock (1957)=Y; Hufford in Kubitzki (2004).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: HYDRAN
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Hydrangeaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: Dumortier 1829
FAMILY COMMON: Hydrangea Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 17 genera and 190-220 species, trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs, primarily north temperate. As here interpreted, the family Hydrangeaceae includes two well-marked groups, the Hydrangeae (including Decumaria and Hydrangea) and the Philadelpheae (including Deutzia and Philadelphus). This group has been shown by molecular research to be unrelated to the Saxifragaceae, and to have its closest affinities to the Loasaceae, Cornaceae, and Nyssaceae (Xiang et al. 2002; Soltis, Xiang, & Hufford 1995; Morgan & Soltis 1993).
FAMILY REFERENCE: Freeman in FNA (in prep.); Spongberg (1972); Soltis, Xiang, & Hufford (1995); Morgan & Soltis (1994); Xiang et al. (2002); Hufford in Kubitzki (2004).

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

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HEIGHT: 3-5 ft.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Shrub

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LEAF RETENTION: Deciduous

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BLOOM COLOR: White flowers
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NATIVE RANGE: Japan

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SOIL MOISTURE: Average
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 3
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 9
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WILDLIFE VALUE: Bee Friendly, Butterfly Friendly
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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
888 1985-0562 View
889 1985-0563 View



GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
1653 888 162 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
1654 888 170 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
1655 888 176 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
1656 888 165 NCBG staff 2006-06-01 View
1657 889 177 NCBG staff 1980-11-11 View
12207 889 176 Stern 2008-04-08 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: HYMA7
USDA Common Name: French Hydrangea
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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Hydrangeaceae Dumortier 1829 (Hydrangea Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 17 genera and 190-220 species, trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs, primarily north temperate. As here interpreted, the family Hydrangeaceae includes two well-marked groups, the Hydrangeae (including Decumaria and Hydrangea) and the Philadelpheae (including Deutzia and Philadelphus). This group has been shown by molecular research to be unrelated to the Saxifragaceae, and to have its closest affinities to the Loasaceae, Cornaceae, and Nyssaceae (Xiang et al. 2002; Soltis, Xiang, & Hufford 1995; Morgan & Soltis 1993).
REFERENCE: Freeman in FNA (in prep.); Spongberg (1972); Soltis, Xiang, & Hufford (1995); Morgan & Soltis (1994); Xiang et al. (2002); Hufford in Kubitzki (2004).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Hydrangea L. (Hydrangea)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 45 species, shrubs and lianas, of e. North America and e. Asia. Molecular analyses have long suggested that Hydrangea as usually interpreted is polyphyletic (Soltis, Xiang, & Hufford 1995; Samain, Wanke, & Goetghebeur 2010) and should be circumscribed more broadly to include other genera in tribe Hydrangeeae that are phylogenetically embedded (including, in our area, Decumaria); this approach has been further developed and formalized by De Smet et al. (2015), an approach followed here (generic and sectional circumscriptions follow De Smet et al. 2015). See Dirr (2004) and van Gelderen & van Gelderen (2004) for information on cultivated hydrangeas.
REFERENCE: Freeman in FNA (in prep.); McGregor in FNA (in prep.); Pilatowski (1982)=Z; McClintock (1957)=Y; Hufford in Kubitzki (2004).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Hydrangea macrophylla in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Hydrangea macrophylla in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Hydrangea macrophylla in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Hydrangea macrophylla in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Hydrangea macrophylla in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hydrangea macrophylla

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