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Connecticut Plants
Steeplebush (Hardhack)
Spiraea tomentosa L.
  • Family: rose (Rosaceae)
  • Habitat: meadows, old fields, pastures
  • Height: 2-4 feet
  • Flower size: less than 1/4 inch across, in clusters 3-4 inches high
  • Flower color: pink
  • Flowering time: July to September
  • Origin: native
Spiraea tomentosa L.

On the right is the brown remant from the previous year's flowers. Photographed in Hazleton County, Pennsylvania in late July.

Spiraea tomentosa L.
Spiraea tomentosa L.