Hardback – Rosales Rosaceae Spiraea douglasii

Identification & Description:
Rose spirea stems are round, leaves are alternate, oval to oblong, on short petioles, with toothed margins from the midpoint to the tip, and whitish on the lower surface; 5-petaled, rose-pink flowers occur in a dense panicle, 5-15 cm long.

Leaves: Deciduous, alternate, compound leaves with 5-7 toothed leaflets.

Flowers: Solitary, large, pink and up to 8 cm across.