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Iva frutescens

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Shrubs, Deciduous

Light Requirements: sun

Water Use: high

Soil Moisture: wet

Soil Description: loam, clay, sand

Height: 6'-12'

Bloom Time: August, September, October

Bloom Color: white

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Additional Tags: attracts birds, bog plant, emergent, ornamental foliage, salt tolerant, salt-spray tolerant, wetland plant

Iva frutescens (Jesuit's bark)
  • Iva frutescens (Jesuit's bark)
  • Iva frutescens (Jesuit's bark)
  • Iva frutescens (Jesuit's bark)

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Description

Iva frutescens

Also known as:

Jesuit's bark

,

marsh elder

,

high-tide bush

,

high-water shrub

Scientific Synonyms:

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, LA, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: ME
  • Threatened: NH

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae Aster family
Genus Iva marsh elder
Species Iva frutescens Jesuit's bark