Hydrangeaceae, commonly known as the hydrangea family, is a group of flowering plants that includes a variety of woody ornamental trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs. This family is part of the order Cornales and is primarily native to tropical, subtropical, and north-temperate regions, with a significant number of species found in Asia and North America.

Hydrangeaceae is a family of flowering plants found in the order Cornales. These plants are primarily native to Asia and North America, with some localized distribution in southeastern Europe. Notably, hydrangeas belong to this family. They are well-known for their showy flowers, which can range from blue to pink depending on soil acidity.

  • Habit: They can be shrubs, small trees, or lianas (woody vines).
  • Leaves: Typically, they have opposite leaves, though some species have alternate or whorled leaves. The leaves are simple and often serrated.
  • Flowers: The flowers are arranged in inflorescences, such as clusters or panicles. They have both sterile and fertile flowers. The sterile flowers are showier, attracting pollinators, while the fertile flowers are smaller and less conspicuous.
  • Fruit: The fruit is usually a capsule or berry.
  • Notable Members: Hydrangea is the most well-known genus in the family. They are popular ornamental plants with large, showy flower heads that can be blue, pink, white, or purple, depending on the soil pH.
  • Cultivation: They prefer well-drained, fertile soil and can thrive in both sun and partial shade, depending on the species.
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