Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1453

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in NC

Look for it in bogs, boggy streambanks, seepages, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

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
Capsule

 

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

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 (1968) 097-15-001a:
Spiraea alba var. alba   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf Meadowsweet, Pipestem