Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Fuzzy Pride-of-Rochester - Deutzia scabra   Thunberg
Members of Hydrangeaceae:
Only member of Deutzia in NC.
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DistributionMostly in the Mountains and upper Piedmont; also Orange and Durham counties in the lower Piedmont. First collected in 1921 by Donald C. Peattie, "naturalized in woods, Melrose", Polk County.

Native of Japan; in N.A. VT to MI and IL, south to FL, KY, and AR; also UT.
AbundanceRare to locally uncommon in the southern Mountains, but rare elsewhere.
HabitatMontane hardwoods and mixed forests, especially along streams, roadside woods, woods at trail entrance, field, woods on campus.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting April-July.
IdentificationThis species of Deutzia is a shrub with opposite branching and opposite, ovate to elliptical leaves with a drip-tip. The leaves are densely stellate-pubescent beneath. The flowers grow in a terminal raceme, white to pinkish.
Taxonomic Comments
Other Common Name(s)Fuzzy Deutzia
State RankSE
Global RankGNR
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