Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1454

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: Japan & China
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA, NC, SC

Look for it on roadsides, woodland borders, old homesites, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
NC Department of Transportation
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Fish & Wildlife Service
US Forest Service Southern Research Station
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Pink
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
15-20 stamens
Inflorescence a compound corymb, flat-topped or rounded

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spiraea japonica var. fortunei   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-15-003:
Spiraea japonica   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Japanese Spiraea