Sorbaria sorbifolia

Sorbaria sorbifolia

Taxobox



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regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Magnoliopsida
ordo = Rosales
familia = Rosaceae
subfamilia = Spiraeoideae
genus = "Sorbaria"
species = "S. sorbifolia"
binomial = "Sorbaria sorbifolia"
binomial_authority =

"Sorbaria sorbifolia" (L.) A. Braun, is commonly known as False Spiraea, also spelled "Spirea". It is a deciduous perennial plant in the Rosaceae family. It is now grouped in the genus "Sorbaria". It is also known by its older names of "Spiraea sorbifolia" L. and "Schizonotus sorbifolius" (L.) Lindl [ [http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=25310 Integrated Taxonomic Information System Report for "Sorbaria sorbifolia"] ] . Other common names are False Goat's Beard, Appleberry, Sorb-leaved Schizonotus, and Ural False Spirea.

Description

It is a shrub reaching 1 to 1.5 m. It bears compound, alternate, toothed leaflets which resemble ferns or sumac. [ [http://ontariotrees.com/main/species.php?id=2038 Ontario Trees & Shrubs - False Spirea] ] Flowers are white and showy clustered at the end of branches.

It's Chinese name is zhen zhu mei.

Distribution

"Sorbaria sorbifolia" grows naturally in temperate areas of Asia including Siberia, the Soviet Far East of Russia, China, Japan and Korea [ [http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?34983 USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network] ] . It has been introduced as a garden ornamental elsewhere into Europe and North America [ [http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SOSO2 USDA PLANTS Profile for "Sorbaria sorbifolia"] ] .

Uses

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

References


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