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Staphylea trifoliaStaphylea trifolia

American bladdernut

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 3-15'
Spread: 6-12'
Flowers: May; greenish white
Fruit: Aug.-Dec.; red-brown; capsule
Fall color: yellow

Conditions *

Light: Shade
Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: 6.1-8
Soil type: Loamy

Habitat

deep rich woods, floodplain forests, moist ravines, shores of lakes and ponds, rocky wooded streambanks, shaded dunes

Native to

Region: Piedmont Mountain *
States:

Wildlife

Small mammal *

Notes

fruit is 3-lobed, papery, balloon-like capsule; branches green-white striped



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/2029.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004