Hydrangea involucrata

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Hydrangea involucrata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Cornales
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Genus: Hydrangea
Species: H. involucrata
Binomial name
Hydrangea involucrata
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Hydrangea involucrata is a species of flowering plant in the family Hydrangeaceae, native to Japan and Taiwan.[1] It is a deciduous shrub growing to 1 m (3 ft) tall by 2 m (7 ft) broad, with oval leaves and clusters of blue or pink flowers in late summer.[2]

The Latin involucrata means "with a ring of bracts surrounding several flowers", referring to the fringe of sterile florets.

H. involucrata is cultivated as a garden plant, and has produced several cultivars.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pages 67-69; Hydrangeas for American Gardens by Michael Dirr. Timber Press, 2004. ISBN 0881926418/ISBN 9780881926415.
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.