Dissection- Hydrangea macrophylla, Hydrangeaceae

I grew up with hydrangea’s- my mother and grandmother loved them. But I learned so many new things about them doing this dissection!



  1. Thanks Pier,
    this is a gorgeous flower. I loved these in the gardens in Germany growing up as well. A few people grow them in their gardens here in Fairbanks, but they are not very common. The flowers are unique in that the outer flowers are sterile and the inner ones that you call close infertile flowers, these would eventually open and show stamens and the ovary. The outer flowers are showy and aid in attracting pollinators.

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