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Meadowsweet (Spiraea latifolia)
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Other common names: Broad-Leaved Meadowsweet
Family: Rosacae (Rose)
Height: 2 to 5 ft.
Blooms: June to September
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size: 0.25 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Decker Creek Trail
More photos of this flower
- Narrowleaf Meadowsweet
Narrowleaf meadowsweet has leaves that are narrower and more finely toothed.
Steeplebush is typically pink; meadowsweet is typically white, but can be pale pink. Steeplebush has wooly stems and leaves, while meadowsweet does not.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.