Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Cornales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Snowy Hydrangea at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 094-05-001c:
Hydrangea arborescens ssp. radiata FAMILY Saxifragaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Snowy Hydrangea, Silverleaf Hydrangea
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JK Marlow s050424_k
April Pickens County SC
Table Rock State Park
Lower leaf densely floccose-velutinous, felt-like, appearing white or silver, per Weakley's Flora.
JK Marlow jkm150621_395
June Jackson County NC
Sterile flowers are 1-3.5cm broad, consisting of a flat 3-4 lobed calyx, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).
JK Marlow jkm190604_9025
June Greenville County SC
Generally fairly many (2-15) sterile flowers per inflorescence, per Weakley's Flora.
Stephanie C. Brundage scb_060521hayesville01
June Clay County NC
Clay County Native Botanical Garden
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_hydrangea_radiata_8
Perfect flowers numerous, short-pedicellate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).
Ron Lance rwl708_a
This is SC's most common hydrangea in the mountains and piedmont, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 1st ed. (Porcher & Rayner, 2001).
JK Marlow jkm211106_4744
November Pickens County SC
Leaves white below, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge (Lance).
COMPARE leaves of Hydrangea species
Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in Mountains (uncommon in SC Piedmont, rare in NC Piedmont)
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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
Bisexual or sterile
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Wasowski & Wasowski, 1994, 2020) p096?
- Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers (Campbell, Hutson, Sharp, & Hutson, 1962) p072?
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 1st ed. (Porcher & Rayner, 2001) p146
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 2nd ed. (McMillan, Porcher, Rayner, & White; 2022) p175
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast (Foote & Jones, 1989) p063?
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide (Newcomb, 1977) p302?
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005) p140
- Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge (Lance) p16
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004) p162
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