Rosaceae
Spiraea betulifolia var. lucida

White Spiraea

Erect shrub. Stems creeping below ground, branching, more or less hairless. Leaves dark green above, pale below, oval, 1–3 in. long, hairless and shiny or with stiff hairs on edges, toothed mostly on upper edges. Flowers many, in flat-topped cluster 2–5 in. across. Flower petals dull white, sometimes tinted lavender or pink, with many stamens. Grows in streambanks, edges of lakes, meadows, rocky areas, from near sea level to 4000 ft.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--2 feet
  • Habitat: Coastal, Meadow, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Wallowas, Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, West Gorge, East Gorge
  • Native: Yes