Spiraea alba var. alba
Family: Rosaceae
white meadowsweet
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Paul Drobot  
Etymology: Spiraea: ancient Greek word for "a wreath spiraled or twisted" for the twisted seed pod of some of these species
Plants: erect, perennial, 3'-6' tall shrub; stems dull brown
Leaves: alternate, not divided or lobed, oblong to lance-like, 3 to 4 times as long as wide, smooth, edges with fine, sharp teeth
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1/4" wide, slightly fuzzy; inflorescence a 5" terminal, branched panicle-like cluster; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: smooth, pod-like with several seeds
Habitat: moist to wet; meadows, streambanks
Conservation Status: Native
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Eric J. Epstein  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Christopher Noll  
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Paul Drobot  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Paul Drobot  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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