American Bladdernut

Staphylea trifolia

Native to eastern North America, this small tree or shrub commonly grows to 6 m in height, producing drooping clusters of white bell-shaped flowers in the spring. The distinctive green to eventually brown, dry, inflated fruits contain several black seeds. This species is listed as endangered in Florida.
Habitat:
Moist woods.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous shrub or small tree, growing up to 6 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Spring.
Presence in US:
AL AR CT DC DE FL GA IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD MI MN MO MS NC NE NH NJ NY OH OK PA SC TN VA VT WI WV
Presence in Canada:
ON QC