Itea virginica

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Virginia sweetspire
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Flowering branch
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Iteaceae
Genus: Itea
Species: I. virginica
Binomial name
Itea virginica

Itea virginica, the Virginia sweetspire or Virginia willow, is a plant in the Iteaceae.


Itea virginica is a shrub with alternate, simple leaves, on arching stems. The flowers are white, borne in summer. It has deciduous to semievergreen shrub and grows from 3' to 6' tall. It is a multistemmed, suckering and colonizing plant. The stems branch infrequently except at the tops.