Rhodotypos scandens black jetbead Rosaceae RHSC*p; Bx, br, pb, rd, up, wv; NY ct, iw; Q, a, cu; K, p; R, d, w;

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Rhodotypos scandens.de.wikipedia.org. )Accessed 10/2014).

Rhodotypos scandens is a shrub to 2 m tall, stems arching, green when young, turning brown with orange lenticels, stipules linear, densely hairy, about 0.1-0.2 cm long, winter buds small, with overlapping scales, slightly stalked, leaf scar broadly triangular with 3 vein scars

Leaves opposite, stalk 0.3-0.5 cm long, often hairy, blade 4-8 cm long to about 4 cm wide, egg-shaped, tip long-pointed, base rounded to truncate, hairy below, at least when young, veins pinnate, closely spaced, margin sharply doubly toothed. 

Flowers white, about 4 cm wide, 4 petals, regular, solitary; blooms May-June. 

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Rhodotypos scandens.fruit.de.wikimedia.org (Accessed 10/2014).

Fruit fleshy, black, about 0.8 cm long, shining, 3-4 per cluster, Oct., persisting through winter, bird dispersed. 

Wetland status: NL. 

Frequency in NYC: Occasional. 

Origin: Asia (Dirr, 1990; Rehder 1940). 

Habitat: Escaped from cultivation. Seen along edges. May spread clonally, appears fairly shade tolerant. 

Notes: Listed as invasive in NYS (Invasive plant Atlas 2009).