Monday, April 23, 2012

Quercifolia, Leaf of an Oak.

Does an Oakleaf Hydrangea really look like an Oak leaf?

Hydrangea quercifolia is a native here. So are Oaks.

The Hydrangeas are almost in full bloom. The Oaks are in full leaf.

The weather has turned cool and it's a glorious Spring.


  1. I think they do. The Oakleaf Hydrangeas are blooming here too. Just think if that big Oak Tree had blooms like the Hydrangea!!

  2. At first glance, the leaves do look alike. Of course, oak leaves look quite different on some species...many here who are new or don't get out much are surprised we have many oaks in the foothills. But what confusses them is most of our native species are evergreen, with oval, pointed or holly-like lobes!

  3. I just bought a oakleaf hydrangea this year. I do like the leaves, but I'm not sure I'd say they look l like oaks!

  4. What funny looking oak leaves. What variety is that? Ours are much different (red oak is native here) but they still don't look like those of the oakleaf hydrangea.

  5. I have never seen that type of hydrangea before - it is lovely

  6. I love hydrangeas. My oak leaf is a little late blooming. I can just see the bud emerging. Yours look beautiful.

    Question for you. What is that flower in your header. It's gorgeous!

  7. I don't know the answer to the question, but that hydrangea is a beauty!

  8. Your oakleaf hydrangea is way ahead of mine. It is still a small, new thing and has buds but not nearly ready to open.

    We are having a spell of abnormally hot weather right now...but rain is promised.


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