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Wild Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens)

Image ID: 2013/yrt242T

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Family: Hydrangeaceae (Hydrangea)
Height: 2.5 to 8.5 ft. (shrub)
Blooms: June to July
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size:  0.25 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Youghiogheny River Trail
Date:  6/9/2013
Notes: Flower cluster also includes some larger outer flowers with 4 petals.
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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