Plant A Day – American Bladdernut

American Bladdernut Staphylea trifolia

American Bladdernut
Staphylea trifolia

The Bladdernut is an easy to identify shrub that grows in moist soil conditions in Indiana woodlands.  It tends to grow in small colonies, often along streams and rivers.  The pods form late in the summer and will stay on the trees all winter long.

The pods are three-celled and angular

The pods are three-celled and angular

Thin trunk

Thin trunk

Colony forming plants

Colony forming plants

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One Response to Plant A Day – American Bladdernut

  1. Jennifer says:

    I adore bladdernut. I first learned this plant at Biwoods and the river trail at Foster Park. LOVE it. 🙂

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