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(Botany) botany an ornamental shrub of the rose family, characterized by small bead-like fruit
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a shrub, Rhodotypos scandens, of the rose family, having white flowers and glossy black fruit.
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Jetbead, American bladdernut, wafer-ash, and black-haw viburnum -- all really big shrubs -- seem to be unfazed by sharing space with a black walnut.
Year observed Scicnlific name Common name 2003 2016 Rank Ailanthus altissima Tree-of-heaven x x high Alliaria petiolata Garlic mustard x x high Berberis thunbergii Japanese barberry x high Celastrus orbiculata Oriental bittersweet x x high Euonymus fortunei Wintercreeper x x high Ligustrum obtusifolium Border privet x x high Lonicera japonica Japanese honeysuckle x high Lonicera maackii Amur honeysuckle x x high Ranunculus ficaria Lesser celandine x x caution Rhodotypos scandens Jetbead x x caution Rosa multiflora Japanese rose x high Table 4.--Invasive species present in herb-layer sample plots.
Vincent and Cusick (1998) reported Erect Brome (Bromus erectus), Garden Honeysucklc (Lonicera xxylosteoides), Jetbead (Rhodotypos scandens), Nanking Cherry (Prunus tomentosa), Simons' Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster simonsii), Siberian Crabapple (Malus baccata), Spring Speedwell (Veronica verna), Thimbleweed (Anemone blanda) and Youth-and-Old-Age (Zinnia violacea) as non-indigenous species new to Ohio and the Erie Islands.
LANDSCAPE NOTES: Black Jetbead is not a plant in great demand, but has its merits and performs with little attention.
Bradford pear Rhodotypos scandens (Thunb.) Makino Jetbead Senecio vulgaris L.
(* #) Rhodotypos scandens (Thunb.) Makino; SYN: Rhodotypos tetrapetalus (Siebold) Makino; Jetbead; Woods along Mounds Road north of entrance; Rare; C = 0; BSUH 16768.
Rhodotypos scandens (Thunb.) Makino: jetbead. Rare as escaped plantings in wood edges; 677; 95; *&.