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Common Name: Bladdernut
Habit: Tree
Light: Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun), Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun)
Water Needs: Moist, Average
Height: 8-15′
Flower: White, Apr
Fruit: Bladder like seed casing containing multiple large seeds.
Fall Color: Yes
Natural Habitat: Bottomland Deciduous Forest

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Staphylea trifolia or American Bladdernut is a small, sparsely branched, colony-forming tree with dark green leaves that grows in moist areas. The compound leaves have groups of three lance-shaped leaflets with lightly serrated margins.  Drooping clusters of white, bell-shaped flowers that resemble those of blueberries bloom in the early Spring.  These are followed by inflated, papery green seed capsules with multiple seeds rattling around inside. Will spread and sprout multiple trunks through root suckering, especially so in moist areas.

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