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Japanese Meadowsweet

Japanese Meadowsweet [Spiraea japonica] found on the Mountains-to-Sea trail near the old Rattlesnake Lodge off Blue Ridge Parkway on 4 August 2013. It’s a shrub that’s a member of the Rose (Rosaceae) family. The National Park Service states that it was introduced from Asia as an ornamental plant and is extremely invasive. USDA Plants Listing: …

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