Filipendula rubra (Hill) B.L.Rob.  
Family: Rosaceae
queen-of-the-prairie
[Ulmaria rubra Hill]
Filipendula rubra image
Matthew L. Wagner  
Etymology: Filipendula: Latin filum for "thread" and pendulus for "hanging," referring to small tubers strung together by fibrous roots of one species
Plants: erect, perennial, 3'-7' tall, smooth forb
Leaves: once pinnately-divided, side leaflets 3-5 lobed; end leaflet kidney-shaped in outline, up to 8" wide, deeply cut into 5-9 parts
Flowers: pink, 5-parted, 1/8"-1/3" wide, circle of 5-15 pistils; inflorescence a 4"-8" wide, branched, tall, dense cluster (panicle) of stalked flowers; blooms June-July
Fruits: dry, smooth, straight, erect, oblong seed
Habitat: full sun; wet to moderate moisture; meadows, prairies, woods; in sandy, loamy soil
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
Filipendula rubra image
Matthew L. Wagner  
Filipendula rubra image
Robert Bierman  
Filipendula rubra image
Matthew L. Wagner  
Filipendula rubra image
Matthew L. Wagner  
More Images    View Genus       View Specimen Records       Close window