Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3027

Shrub
Perennial

Native
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in GA & NC

Look for it in bogs, seeps, and rock outcrops (glades) over amphibolite, greenstone, olivine, and granite, 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 latifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-15-001b:
Spiraea alba var. latifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Broadleaf Meadowsweet


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picture of Spiraea alba var. latifolia, image of Spiraea latifolia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_spla2_001_lvd

        

picture of Spiraea alba var. latifolia, image of Spiraea latifolia

JK Marlow    jkm090923_033

September    Hancock County    ME

Acadia National Park

picture of Spiraea alba var. latifolia, image of Spiraea latifolia

JK Marlow    jkm090924_116

September    Hancock County    ME

Acadia National Park

picture of Spiraea alba var. latifolia, image of Spiraea latifolia

JK Marlow    jkm090924_123

September    Hancock County    ME

Acadia National Park

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

picture of Spiraea alba var. latifolia, image of Spiraea latifolia

JK Marlow    jkm090924_125

September    Hancock County    ME

Acadia National Park

Oblanceolate, broad, glabrous leaves, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

picture of Spiraea alba var. latifolia, image of Spiraea latifolia

JK Marlow    jkm130905_785

September    Washington County    ME

picture of Spiraea alba var. latifolia, image of Spiraea latifolia

JK Marlow    jkm130905_788

September    Washington County    ME

Capsule smooth, glossy, 2-3mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Spiraea alba var. latifolia, image of Spiraea latifolia

JK Marlow    jkm130905_791

September    Washington County    ME

Twigs lined, red-brown; leaves coarsely toothed, usually over 15mm wide, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.