Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1959

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it on roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
15-20 stamens

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spiraea thunbergii   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Thunberg's meadowsweet


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image of Spiraea thunbergii

Keith Bradley    kab_s_thunbergii_3470

March    Lancaster County    SC

image of Spiraea thunbergii

Keith Bradley    kab_s_thunbergii_3470b

March    Lancaster County    SC

Flowers 6-8mm diameter; hypanthia crateriform; sepals ovate-triangular, per Flora of North America.