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|Species: Staphylea trifolia|
Bladdernut is a small tree to shrub with gray-green bark with white streaks.
The leaves are opposite and compound, football-shaped, and fine-toothed. They typically have 3 leaflets.
Habitat & Range
Bladdernuts are found in the eastern half of the United States and Canda. They live in moist soils and shady areas.
The fruit of this tree are 1-2" wide papery hanging “bladders.”
Featured image by James Dake.