Spiraea splendens var. splendens
Rose meadowsweet, Subalpine spiraea
Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
, 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 ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Moist to wet, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available