Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Spiraea tomentosa L. var. rosea (Raf.) Fernald image
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Botanical Illustration

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Robert Bierman

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Rosaceae
Spiraea tomentosa L. var. rosea (Raf.) Fernald
hard-hack, steeplebush
Spiraea: ancient Greek word for "a wreath spiraled or twisted" for the twisted seed pod of some of these species
tomentosa: densely woolly
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 2'- 3 1/2' tall shrub
Flower: pink, 5-parted, 1/8" wide; inflorescence a 5" terminal, branched panicle-like cluster; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:woolly, pod-like with several seeds
Leaf:alternate, not divided or lobed, oblong to lance-like, whitish-orange fuzz beneath, edges with fine, sharp teeth
Habitat: full to partial sun; moist; meadows, streambanks, bogs; in sandy, loamy soil
(Glossary)

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