genus hydrangea meaning

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Noun: genus Hydrangea
  1. Type genus of Hydrangeaceae; large genus of shrubs and some trees and vines with white or pink or blue flower clusters; sometimes placed in family Saxifragaceae

Type of: rosid dicot genus

Part of: family Hydrangeaceae, hydrangea family, Hydrangeaceae


  1. The genus hydrangea includes more than 100 species, all woody shrubs or vines, with flowers ranging from the lacecap type to mop-heads ( which some call hortensias ) to footlong pyramids.
  2. The genus hydrangea is actually divided into at least eight subsections, which are further broken down into at least a dozen species and hundreds of cultivars _ though there are so many different kinds of hydrangeas that even the botanical nomenclaturists are often in disagreement as to the exact number.

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