OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Spiraea alba   FAMILY Rosaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spiraea alba var. alba   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-15-001a:
Spiraea alba var. alba   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf Meadowsweet, Pipestem


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image of Spiraea alba, Narrowleaf Meadowsweet, Pipestem

JK Marlow    jkm0407l_01

July    Jackson County    NC

Roadside/creekside

image of Spiraea alba, Narrowleaf Meadowsweet, Pipestem

JK Marlow    jkm080705_075

July    Jackson County    NC

Roadside/creekside

image of Spiraea alba, Narrowleaf Meadowsweet, Pipestem

JK Marlow    jkm080705_075b

July    Jackson County    NC

Roadside/creekside

Inflorescence a much-branched panicle, its branches canescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Spiraea alba, Narrowleaf Meadowsweet, Pipestem

JK Marlow    jkm080705_085

July    Jackson County    NC

Roadside/creekside

image of Spiraea alba, Narrowleaf Meadowsweet, Pipestem

JK Marlow    jkm080705_102

July    Jackson County    NC

Roadside/creekside

Twigs yellow-brown or light brown, angled or lined beow leaf scars, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Spiraea alba, Narrowleaf Meadowsweet, Pipestem

JK Marlow    s080705_g

July    Jackson County    NC

Creekside/Riverside

Leaves 3-5(-8) X as long as wide, finely and sharply toothed, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Spiraea alba, Narrowleaf Meadowsweet, Pipestem

JK Marlow    jkm0311c_26

November    Jackson County    NC

Roadside/creekside

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Spiraea alba   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spiraea alba var. alba   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-15-001a:
Spiraea alba var. alba   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1453

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Habitat: bogs, boggy streambanks, seepages, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White (rarely pale pink)
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
15-20 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Aggregate of 5 follicles

 

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