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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Spiraea alba var. latifolia (Ait.) Dippel
Meadowsweet, White meadowsweet
Synonyms: Spiraea latifolia
USDA Symbol: SPALL
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A mounded, 1-6 ft. shrub with numerous, fine-textured, erect, unbranched stems. The broadly oblong leaves are shiny-green, turning golden-yellow in fall. Tiny white or pinkish flowers are arranged in elongated, terminal spikes.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Autumn Foliage:
Brown Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
CT , DE , IL , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , VA , VT , WV Canada: MB
, QC Native Distribution:
Nf. to n. MI, s. to Long Island & NC mts. Native Habitat:
Moist slopes & meadows USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Delaware Nature Society
- Hockessin, DE
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff