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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image of Spiraea latifolia

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

        

image of Spiraea latifolia

JK Marlow    jkm090923_033

September    Hancock County    ME

Acadia National Park

image of Spiraea latifolia

JK Marlow    jkm090924_116

September    Hancock County    ME

Acadia National Park

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.

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.

image of Spiraea latifolia

JK Marlow    jkm130905_785

September    Washington County    ME

image of Spiraea latifolia

JK Marlow    jkm130905_788

September    Washington County    ME

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

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.