Appearing more like a wildflower but with woody stems, Wild Hydrangea clings to ravine walls and steep slopes in rich shaded forests. It makes a pretty ornamental, with saucer-shaped white blooms atop unbranched stems.
Used by herbal practitioners for kidney stones, also used in Cherokee and Southern herbal traditions. Larval host for Hydrangea Sphinx moth.
Height: 4′ – 6′ Blooms: June – July
Habitat: Rich, well-drained soils in part shade to shade