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Itea virginica

Itea virginica

Itea virginica

tassel-white, Virginia sweetspire

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS BES, USFWS BES

Characteristics

Height: 6-10'
Spread: 6-10'
Flowers: Jun.-Jul.; white
Fruit: Aug.-Mar.; brown; capsule
Fall color: red to purple

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 5.1-7.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy
Flood depth: 0-6"

Habitat

forested wetlands, shrub swamps, streambanks, shallow water

Native to

Region: Coastal *
States: MD DE PA VA

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal Beneficial insect *

Notes

fruit capsules on stalk; plant will sucker, form thickets; tolerates flooding to 6"



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1229.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004