Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Oakleaf Hydrangea on the Fulton Town Square

A huge Oakleaf hydrangea is located on the northwest corner of the town square in Fulton at the corner of Main and Cummings streets.

Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea) is a species of hydrangea native to the southeastern United States, from North Carolina west to Tennessee, and south to Florida and Louisiana. The wooded hills of Itawamba County is a natural habitat for this beautiful plant.

The oakleaf hydrangea was first discovered and named by John Bartram in the latter part of the 1700s, while he and his son William were exploring the southern colonies of Georgia and Florida

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