Spiraea alba Du Roi
Family: Rosaceae
eastern meadowsweet,  more...
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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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