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Meadowsweet

Spiraea latifolia
Meadowsweet

Habitat

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

Description

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

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