Nine-bark Physocarpus opulifolius
Family: Rosaceae (Rose)
This multi-stemmed shrub is best identified by its reddish peeling
bark, and fruit clusters. It often grows in wet soils and in thick groves.
The diagnostic peeling bark, revealing the smooth reddish bark
Lateral bud. Often the young twigs have vertical ridges
Young bark beginning to peel
Fruit cluster. Often remains all winter.
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