Staphylea colchica

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Staphylea colchica
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Crossosomatales
Family: Staphyleaceae
Genus: Staphylea
Species: S. colchica
Binomial name
Staphylea colchica
Staphylea colchica - MHNT

Staphylea colchica (Caucasian bladdernut[1] or Colchis bladdernut, Georgian: ჯონჯოლი, jonjoli) is an ornamental shrub in the Staphyleaceae family, which is native to western Georgia. Its name is derived from the western Georgian kingdom of Colchis.

This small tree (6–10 feet) is a rapidly growing deciduous species. It grows best in well-drained and partly shaded locations. Although it produces fragrant flowers and fruit, it spreads often by suckers.

Its buds, preserved in brine and seasoned with raw onion and vegetable oil, are a common dish in Georgia.


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  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 

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