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Physocarpus opulifolius var. opulifolius

Physocarpus opulifolius (L.) Maxim. var. opulifolius

Common Ninebark, Common Nine-bark, Atlantic Nine-bark

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s): Opulaster alabamensis, Opulaster australis, Opulaster opulifolius, Opulaster stellatus, Physocarpus opulifolius f. nanus, Spiraea opulifolia


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Aggregate , Follicle
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall.
Fruit: Aggregated follicles.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: MB , ON , QC

Web Reference

Webref 26 - Minnesota Wildflowers: a field guide to the flora of Minnesota (2009)
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-05-10
Research By: CBR

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