Spiraea alba

Common Names: Meadowsweet, white meadowsweet, narrowleaf meadowsweet, pale bridewort, pipestem
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Rose family

Grows in shrubs often reaching 8 feet in height with a spread of 3 to 4 feet. This species is often the most conspicuous part of the vegetation in its habitat, taking up large areas of ground. Its leaves are glossy yellow-green, oblong or lance-shaped, and toothed on the edges, and its twigs are tough and yellowish brown. The white and sometimes pink fragrant flowers grow in spikelike clusters at the ends of the branches, blooming from early summer through September. The brown fruit, which persists after flowering, is a distinctive feature of all Spiraea.

Primary Flower Color: White
Secondary Flower Color: Pink
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.