Kolkwitzia amabilis

Family (Traditional)Caprifoliaceae
Species:Kolkwitzia amabilis Graebn.
Common NameBeautybush
Growth Habitshrub
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: shrub; Region of Origin: Asia; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: serrate; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Pink; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Pistil Number: 1; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 4
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Linnaea amabilis Linnaea amabilis (Graebn.) Christenh.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bell (KY), Fayette (KY), Madison (KY), Blount (TN), Knox (TN), Putnam (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: HTTU, BEREA, TENN, KNK

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2020 - 2020

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BEREA011504 Madison Kentucky
Kolkwitzia amabilis
BEREA011505 Madison Kentucky
Kolkwitzia amabilis
31973000008141 Fayette Kentucky
Kolkwitzia amabilis
31973000008140 Bell Kentucky
Kolkwitzia amabilis
TENN-V-0207355 Blount Tennessee
Kolkwitzia amabilis
TENN-V-0207356 Knox Tennessee
Kolkwitzia amabilis
HTTU006189 Putnam Tennessee
Kolkwitzia amabilis
N/A Putnam Tennessee 20 Apr 2020 Paul Warren
Kolkwitzia amabilis
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