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Spiraea

 

 

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderRosalesRose family and eight others
FamilyRosaceaeIncludes apples, apricots, plums, cherries, peaches, pears, raspberries, strawberries, almonds, roses, meadowsweets, photinias, firethorns, rowans, and hawthorns; many others
GenusSpiraeaFrom Greek speiraira, “a plant used for wreaths or garlands,” in turn from speira, “spiral or twisted”

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Spiraea description by Thomas H. Kent, not updated.

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Spiraea

(Spiraea) · 6/11/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 15 cm) Species not yet identified

Spiraea

Spiraea (Spiraea) · 7/4/2013 · ME
≈ 10 × 7" (25 × 16 cm) Species not yet identified

Spiraea

(Spiraea) · 6/11/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 10 × 7" (25 × 16 cm) Species not yet identified

Spiraea

Spiraea (Spiraea) · 7/4/2013 · ME
≈ 10 × 7" (25 × 16 cm) Species not yet identified