Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2526

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in NC (endemic to Southern & Central Appalachians)

Look for it in rocky forests and woodlands, grantic domes, dry slopes of Piedmont monadnocks, rocky slopes in partial sun, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White (rarely 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 (5/21/15):
Spiraea corymbosa   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spiraea betulifolia var. corymbosa   FAMILY Rosaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-15-004:
Spiraea betulifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Spiraea corymbosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Spiraea corymbosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Spiraea, Rock Spiraea