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Physocarpus monogynus (Mountain ninebark)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Physocarpus monogynus

Physocarpus monogynus (Torr.) J.M. Coult.

Mountain Ninebark

Rosaceae (Rose Family)


USDA Symbol: PHMO4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Hairy shrub.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Aggregate , Follicle
Size Notes: Up to about 40 inches tall.
Fruit: Aggregated follicles.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AZ , CO , MT , NM , NV , OK , SD , TX , UT , WY
Native Distribution: Rockies from Montana south to New Mexico, west to Arizona and Nevada, east to South Dakota, Oklahome, and Texas.
Native Habitat: Well-drained canyon bottoms, mountain slopes, mixed shrub communities, coniferous woods.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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