Kolkwitzia amabilis Graebn.
Common Name: BEAUTY-BUSH
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad Shrub

Kolkwitzia amabilis flowers A. A. Reznicek flowers

The only species in this genus, a native of China, is a showy shrub often cultivated but only rarely escaping. Locally established in fields and at the edges of forests; first collected in 1972 in Presque Isle Co.

Species of Abelia, often cultivated especially south of Michigan, might key here but differ in lacking bristles on the ovary; the fruit in both genera is an achene or nutlet.


Presque Isle County
Washtenaw County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. July 7, 2022. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1639.