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Hydrangea
BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION
Family :
Saxifragaceae
Genus :
Hydrangea
Species :
aborescens
COMMON NAMES
Seven Barks; Wild or Mountain Hydrangea
USES
Diuretic and Soothant. Hydrangea paniculata has been smoked to produce cannabis-like effects, but many species from this genus are dangerous if smoked, as they contain a cyanide compound when burned.
DESCRIPTION
Hydrangea is a large shrub growing 3-5 m tall. Leaves are oval and green while flower clusters grow 6-10 inches long with white flowers in early season changing to purplish pink later.
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