Climbing Hydrangea (Decumaria barbara)

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Climbing Hydrangea (Decumaria barbara)

Climbing Hydrangea is a high-climbing, deciduous vine in the Hydrangea family. Uncommon in the Coastal Plain, Climbing Hydrangea also occurs in the southwestern Mountains of North Carolina. An alternate common name is Woodvamp.

Craven Co., NC 4/14/07.

Climbing Hydrangea (Decumaria barbara)

The opposite shiny dark green leaves may be either toothed or entire.

Craven Co., NC 4/14/07.

Climbing Hydrangea (Decumaria barbara)

Craven Co., NC 4/14/07.

Climbing Hydrangea (Decumaria barbara)

Craven Co., NC 8/28/05.

Climbing Hydrangea (Decumaria barbara)

Craven Co., NC 8/28/05.

Climbing Hydrangea (Decumaria barbara)

The bark if usually covered with numerous aerial rootlets.

Craven Co., NC 4/14/07.

More information:
NC State
USDA PLANTS database
Virginia Tech Dendrology

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