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Spiraea ×pyramidata
pyramid spiraea

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to Oregon, east to Idaho and Montana.

Habitat: Somewhat dry forest openings, from the lowlands to the subalpine.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Erect to spreading, deciduous shrubs from rhizomes, 5-12 dm. tall.


Leaf blades ovate-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 2-7 cm. long, crisp-puberulent beneath, from sub-entire to coarsely once or twice serrate above the middle.


Inflorescence a large, obconic panicle, 5-10 cm. broad and 1 to 2 times as long; calyx sparsely hairy, the 5 lobes triangular, 1 mm. long, reflexed; petals 5, pale pink, 2-2.5 cm. long; stamens 25-50.


Follicles leathery, glabrous to pubescent, 2.5-3 mm. long.

Accepted Name:
Spiraea ×pyramidata Greene
Publication: Pittonia 2: 221. 1892.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Spiraea menziesii Hook. var. pyramidata (Greene) Piper
Spiraea tomentulosa Rydb.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Spiraea ×pyramidata in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Spiraea ×pyramidata checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Spiraea ×pyramidata atlas page.

CalPhotos: Spiraea ×pyramidata photos.

USDA Plants: Spiraea ×pyramidata information.

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