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Jamesia americana Torr. & A. Gray
Cliffbush, Fivepetal cliffbush
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
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.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff