Oak-Leaf Hydrangea (I think!) by rhoing

Oak-Leaf Hydrangea (I think!)

At Greg & Suzanne’s to celebrate Clare’s recent birthday.

From Missouri Botanical Garden
Noteworthy Characteristics
Hydrangea quercifolia, commonly called oakleaf hydrangea, is an upright, broad-rounded, suckering, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub that typically grows 4-6' (less frequently to 8') tall. It is native to bluffs, moist woods, ravines and stream banks from Georgia to Florida to Louisiana. It is noted for producing pyramidal panicles of white flowers in summer on exfoliating branches clad with large, 3-7 lobed, oak-like, dark green leaves.

“The genus name Hydrangea comes from hydor meaning ‘water’ and aggeion meaning ‘vessel’, in reference to the cup-like capsular fruit.

“Specific epithet is in reference to the leaves that look like those of Quercus (oak).”

» Hydrangea quercifolia at PhytoImages

Looking back
  1 year ago: “Like I said, it’s become a rowing month…”
 2 years ago: “Lobster bisque”
 3 years ago: “Zululand cycad”
 4 years ago: “Clementines reconstructed … sort of”
 5 years ago: “Lower Main Street, Deadwood, SD”
 6 years ago: “Sarracenia: Trumpet pitcher plant”
 7 years ago: “Staghorn fern II”
 8 years ago: “Orchid”
 9 years ago: “The P&S sputters”
10 years ago: “Cloudy Bay — Ahhhhhh!”

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Nice details
July 27th, 2021  
Wonderful details and focus!
July 27th, 2021  
Fabulous detail and texture.
July 28th, 2021  
A very pretty leaf
July 28th, 2021  
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