Physocarpus

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Physocarpus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/physocarpus/). Accessed 2020-08-04.

Family

  • Rosaceae

Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
corymbose
In form of corymb.
imbricate
Overlapping.
included
(botanical) Contained within another part or organ.
inflorescence
Flower-bearing part of a plant; arrangement of flowers on the floral axis.
valvate
(of similar parts of a plant: e.g. petals) Meeting without overlapping; (of dehiscent fruit) opening via valves.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Physocarpus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/physocarpus/). Accessed 2020-08-04.

A genus of about twenty species in N. America, Mexico, and N.E. Asia, allied to Neillia, in which it was included in previous editions of this work. It differs in its valvate calyx-lobes (imbricate in Neillia) and in having inflated follicles that open down both sides. Also the inflorescence is usually corymbose (racemose or paniculate in Neillia). They need a moist soil and should be grown in full sun.

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