Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Filipendula ulmaria (L.) Maxim. subsp. ulmaria image
Photographer: Stephen L. Solheim           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kurt Stüber
Family Rosaceae
Filipendula ulmaria (L.) Maxim. subsp. ulmaria
Filipendula: Latin filum for "thread" and pendulus for "hanging," referring to small tubers strung together by fibrous roots of one species
ulmaria: elm-like
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Status: Introduced - rarely escaped; potentially invasive
Plant: erect, perennial, 3'-7' tall forb
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/8"-1/3" wide, circle of 5-15 pistils; inflorescence a branched, dense cluster (panicle) of stalked flowers; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:dry, smooth seed spiraling about half a turn
Leaf:once pinnately-divided, side leaflets doubly- toothed; end leaflet round in outline to 2"-6" wide, deeply cut into 3-5 parts

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Filipendula ulmaria (L.) Maxim. var. ulmaria
Spiraea ulmaria L.

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