Pink Spiraea


(Spiraea douglasii)

pink spiraea
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pink spiraea
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Pink Spiraea is a small flowering shrub very commonly found in Western North America. It grows thickets via rhizomes in swamps, bogs, and usually wet riparian areas. Spires of pink flowers appear in early summer, persisting into the winter. Hummingbirds drink the nectar and marsh wrens live among them. The "Pyramid Spirea" occurs as a hybrid between the pink and white spiraea.