Sorbaria sorbifolia

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Sorbaria sorbifolia
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Sorbaria
Species: S. sorbifolia
Binomial name
Sorbaria sorbifolia
(L.) A.Braun

Sorbaria sorbifolia is commonly known as False Spiraea, also spelled False Spirea. It is a deciduous perennial plant in the Rosaceae family. It is also known by its older names of Spiraea sorbifolia L. and Schizonotus sorbifolius (L.) Lindl.[1] Other common names are False Goat's Beard, Sorb-leaved Schizonotus, and Ural False Spirea. Chinese: 珍珠梅; pinyin: zhen zhu mei; literally: "pearl plum".

Description[edit]

It is a shrub reaching 1 to 1.5 m. It bears compound, alternate, toothed leaflets which resemble ferns or sumac.[2] Flowers are white and showy clustered at the end of branches.

Distribution[edit]

Sorbaria sorbifolia grows naturally in temperate areas of Asia including Siberia, the Soviet Far East of Russia, northern China, Japan and Korea.[3] It has been introduced as a garden ornamental elsewhere into Europe and North America.[4]

Uses[edit]

False Spirea is used as an ornamental shrub in North America and Europe.

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