Asian Meadowsweet, Three-lobed Spiraea (Spiraea trilobata var. trilobata)

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Asian Meadowsweet, Three-lobed Spiraea (Spiraea trilobata)

A rare escapes from cultivation, this shrub at Mitchell Mill State Natural Area is the only report so far for North Carolina.

Wake Co., NC 5/23/2009.

Asian Meadowsweet, Three-lobed Spiraea (Spiraea trilobata)

The blue-green, nearly orbicular, glabrous leaves are 2-3 cm long and somewhat 3-lobed.

Wake Co., NC 5/23/2009.

Asian Meadowsweet, Three-lobed Spiraea (Spiraea trilobata)

Wake Co., NC 5/23/2009.

Asian Meadowsweet, Three-lobed Spiraea (Spiraea trilobata)

Wake Co., NC 5/23/2009.

Asian Meadowsweet, Three-lobed Spiraea (Spiraea trilobata)

Wake Co., NC 5/23/2009.

Asian Meadowsweet, Three-lobed Spiraea (Spiraea trilobata)

Wake Co., NC 5/30/2011.

Asian Meadowsweet, Three-lobed Spiraea (Spiraea trilobata)

Wake Co., NC 5/23/2009.

More information:
NCSU
Encyclopedia of Life

Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina

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