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Spiraea splendens var. splendens

Rose meadowsweet, Subalpine spiraea

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Spiraea splendens var. splendens (Rose meadowsweet)
Glase, Terry
Subalpine spiraea is a low-statured, deciduous shrub, 2-3 ft. tall, with shiny, bright green leaves; reddish-purple bark; and flat-topped clusters of tiny, dark-pink to purple flowers.

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , WA , WY
Canada: BC
Native Distribution: Mts. from B.C. to n.w. & Sierran CA, e. to MT
Native Habitat: Wet, open meadows; wooded or open, rocky slopes; stream banks; 2000-11,000 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Moist to wet, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Last Update: 2014-07-05