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Japanese Meadowsweet (Spiraea japonica)
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Family: Rosacae (Rose)
Height: 2 to 4 ft. (shrub)
Blooms: June to July
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size: 0.25 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Youghiogheny River Trail
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Flower clusters of steeplebush are long and narrow, while those of Japanese meadowsweet are flat.
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.