Friday, June 01, 2012

Quite White

Plantings of oak-leaved hydrangia and Virginia sweetspire (narrow spires in foreground) are making long arcs of white in the courtyard at the Princeton Shopping Center. Both are native to the U.S., though mostly in the southeast. According to the USDA plant website, oak-leaved hydrangia's natural range is centered around Mississippi and Alabama, though it's a common sight in northern plant nurseries and gardens.

If you're ever curious about where a plant grows in the wild, find the plant on the USDA site, scroll down to the range map for the U.S., then click on one state or another to see in which counties the plant has been documented growing.

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