science education resource

For K-12 Students • Educators • Homeschool Families • Naturalists


To view these resources with no ads, please Login or Subscribe (and help support our site).

Spiraea latifolia


They are found in fields, wet meadows and along roadsides.


They are a bunch of white to pale pink small flowers at the top of a thick stem. The leaves are ovals with toothed edges and pointed ends. They are lighter underneath. It is a tall, woody shrub. They bloom June through September.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Flowers too small to see clearly forming a fluffy "steeple" on the top of the plant
Flower Color: Pink
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Plant Type: Wildflower (Tall - 2-6 feet)
Leaf Type: Egg-shaped, toothed and woolly underneath
Stem: Reddish-brown

To view these resources with no ads, please Login or Subscribe (and help support our site).

Use Teacher Login to show answer keys or other teacher-only items.

Citing Research References

When you research information you must cite the reference. Citing for websites is different from citing from books, magazines and periodicals. The style of citing shown here is from the MLA Style Citations (Modern Language Association).

When citing a WEBSITE the general format is as follows.
Author Last Name, First Name(s). "Title: Subtitle of Part of Web Page, if appropriate." Title: Subtitle: Section of Page if appropriate. Sponsoring/Publishing Agency, If Given. Additional significant descriptive information. Date of Electronic Publication or other Date, such as Last Updated. Day Month Year of access < URL >.

Here is an example of citing this page:

Amsel, Sheri. "Meadowsweet" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2021. September 23, 2021
< > has more than 2,000 illustrated animals. Read about them, color them, label them, learn to draw them.