Steeplebush Spirea tomentosa
Rose Rosaceae family

Leaves: No other spirea has woolly twigs and leaf undersides. Leaves are coarse-toothed, egg-shaped and elliptic, 1-3" in length.

Flowers: Rose pink flower in a steeple-like cluster. Steeplebush is less commonly white.

Form/Habitat: Found in low grounds as well as fields and pastures. Grows up to five feet tall. Steeplebush prefers a wetter habitat than our other common spirea, meadowsweet.

Winter ID: Brown steeple-like inflorecense is conspicuous all winter.

NWI Status: FACW

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