Hydrangea barbara (L.) B. Schulz

Locations ofHydrangea barbara (L.) B. Schulz in Virginia

Show image with county labels


Botanical Name
Hydrangea barbara (L.) B. Schulz
Common Name
Climbing Hydrangea, Woodvamp
Decumaria barbara L.
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Hydrangea barbara (L.) B. Schulz
Traditionally treated as Decumaria barbara. Molecular analyses have demonstrated that Hydrangea (sensu lato) is polyphyletic, and should either be circumscribed more broadly to include other genera (including Decumaria) in tribe Hydrangeeae that are phylogenetically embedded, or separated into multiple, monophyletic segregate genera (in which case Decumaria would be retained). Flora of the Southeastern U.S. (Weakley et al. 2023) and Flora of Virginia have opted to follow the first option, which has been formalized by De Smet et al. (2015, Taxon 64: 741–752).
Alluvial, nonriverine, and tidal swamp forests; floodplain forests, seepage swamps, wet flatwoods and depressions. Common in the s. and c. Coastal Plain, n. to James City, Gloucester, and Lancaster counties.
Native Status

To save this map, right-click (control-click for Mac users) on the map and choose "Save Image As...".