Spiraea crenata L.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Spiraea crenata' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/spiraea/spiraea-crenata/). Accessed 2020-04-04.

Genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
inflorescence
Flower-bearing part of a plant; arrangement of flowers on the floral axis.
sessile
Lacking a stem or stalk.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Spiraea crenata' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/spiraea/spiraea-crenata/). Accessed 2020-04-04.

A shrub 3 to 5 ft high, bushy, with slightly angular stems; young twigs at first more or less downy, becoming glabrous later. Leaves narrowly to broadly obovate, 12 to 113 in. long, 14 to 1 in. wide; toothed only at the apex, slightly downy or glabrous beneath, with three distinct veins running lengthwise. Flowers white, small, produced during May in small hemispherical umbels at the end of short, leafy twigs.

Native of S.E. Europe, north to E. Czechoslovakia, east to central Russia, Asia Minor, the Caucasus and N. Iran; long in cultivation. It is probably most closely allied to S. hypericifolia which too has leaves three-veined from the base, but differs from S. crenata in its almost sessile inflorescence.


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