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Jamesia americana (Cliffbush)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Jamesia americana

Jamesia americana Torr. & A. Gray

Cliffbush, Fivepetal cliffbush

Hydrangeaceae (Hydrangea Family)

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USDA Symbol: jaam

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Cliffbush is a member of the hydrangea family (family Hydrangeaceae) which includes mainly small trees or shrubs, sometimes herbs, with flowers often in roundish or flattish clusters, sometimes in heads.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf: Green
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , CO , NM , NV , UT , WY

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: High

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Bibliography

Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Jamesia americana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Jamesia americana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Jamesia americana

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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