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''Hydrangea macrophylla'' is a species of ''Hydrangea'' native to Japan. Common names include Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea, Lacecap Hydrangea, Mophead Hydrangea, Penny Mac and Hortensia. It is widely cultivated in many parts of the world in many climates.

''Hydrangea macrophylla'' blossoms can be either pink, blue, or purple shades, depending on a pH-dependent mobilization and uptake of soil aluminium into the plants.

Similar species: Cornales
Species identified by Frankhuizen Photography
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Uploaded Jun 22, 2012. Captured Jun 19, 2012 18:51 in Buitenwiek 24, 6003 Weert, The Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 550D
  • f/4.5
  • 1/64s
  • ISO125
  • 50mm