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Meadowsweet (Hard-hack) (Spiraea latifolia)

The Meadowsweet is a woody shrub. It is of the rose (Rosaceae) family. The flowers grow from the end of the branch, a dense cluster, spike like, of small, white or pale pinkish flowers. The shrub -- it is very common -- can be easily spotted growing like an impenetrable hedge at the edges of wild fields, meadows.

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Peter Landry

2011