|Wild Hydrangea – Hydrangea arborescens var. "Annabelle"|
Family: Hydrangeaceae. Height: 3-4 Feet / Spread: 3-6 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9
Leaf: Opposite, simple, serrated margin, heart-shaped, 4 to 10 inches long, upper surface dull dark green, lower surface slightly paler. Flower: Flat-topped clusters (4 to 6 inches across) of small white flowers, larger sterile flowers may be present along edges of cluster, appearing in early summer. Fruit: Dry, light brown capsules appearing in early fall. Twig: Moderate, light brown to brown, large white pith, scales present where new branches form, buds 1/8 inch long, leaf scar shallow, U-shape with 3 bundle scars. Bark: Brown, finely shreddy. Form: Small, 3 to 6 feet tall, open shrub with a round crown and many unbranched stems.
Common North American Flowers
A flower is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms). The flower contains the plant's reproductive organs, and its function is to produce seeds. After fertilization, portions of the flower develop into a fruit containing the seeds.
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