Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Dipsacales
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Keith Bradley kab_a_xgrandiflora_3216
December Richland County SC
Flowers white-flushed pink. Sepals persist, evolving rose to purplish tinge, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Dirr, 1975+).
Habitat: Suburban thickets, commonly planted in our area, sometimes persistent or rarely weakly naturalizing, per Weakley's Flora
Non-native: the parent species are native to China
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5-lobed funnelform corolla
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