The Native Plant Nursery LLC
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Bladdernut

Staphylea trifolia



Habitat:
   Light: shade -part sun
   Moisture: mesic -wet mesic

   Height: 8 -20 ft.
   Flowering Time: early spring

Notes: a clonal upright shrub or small tree with cleanly-cut, 3-parted leaves; fruits in fall are clusters of bronze papery bladders that rattle in the wind; branches with striped bark.

   Range in Michigan: SE,SW


flowering in spring

younger twigs are striped

papery seed pods in fall