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American Bladdernut

Staphylea trifolia


A medium sized shrub, typically growing up to 11 meters tall. It is native to eastern North America and is often used as a ornamental species. It is an under-story shrub, usually forming thickets in undisturbed areas. It prefers moist soils but can grow in a variety of conditions.


Divided into 3 leaflets, dark green and smooth above, paler and a little bit hairy underneath


Young bark is green and smooth with some stripes, Mature bark is grey-brown with ridged, vertical stripes


solitary or in clusters of 2–5, strongly inflated, bladderlike, drooping capsules 1¼–2½ inches long


Bell shaped, greenish-white with 5 petals. Flowers in May

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