Spiraea salicifolia (Willowleaf Meadowsweet) profile

Written by Maggie

Feb 25 2021

Spiraea salicifolia (Willowleaf Meadowsweet) profile

Spiraea salicifolia, also called Willowleaf Meadowsweet, is Spiraea. Spiraea salicifolia is a plant in the family Rosaceae, the order Rosa. Bright pink flowers bloom in summer, cultivated for ornamental use, but also for nectar plants.

Spiraea salicifolia picture

Spiraea salicifolia

Morphological characteristics of Spiraea salicifolia

Spiraea salicifolia is an erect shrub, 1-2 m tall; Branches are dense, branchlets slightly angular, yellowish brown, shoots pubescent, glabrescent when old; Winter bud is ovate or oblong-ovate, apex acute, several brown exposed scales, outer is sparsely fine pubescent. Leaf blade of spiraea salicifolia is oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate, 4-8 cm long, 1-2.5 cm wide, apex acute or acuminate, base cuneate, margin densely acutely serrate, sometimes double serrate, glabrous on both surfaces; Petiole of Spiraea salicifolia is 1-4 mm long, glabrous. Inflorescences are oblong or pyramid-shaped panicles, 6 -- 13 cm long, 3 -- 5 cm in diameter, puberulent, flowers dense; Pedicels of Spiraea salicifolia are 4-7 mm long; Bracts are lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, entire or few serrate, puberulent; Flowers of Spiraea salicifolia are 5-7 mm in diameter; Calyx tube is campanulate; Sepals are triangular, inner surface puberulent; Petals of Spiraea salicifolia are ovate, apex usually obtuse, 2 -- 3 x 2 -- 2.5 mm, pink; Spiraea salicifolia has 50 stamens, ca. 2 as long as petals; Disk circular, lobes are fine circular serrate; Ovary is sparsely pubescent, style shorter than stamen. Follicles of Spiraea salicifolia are erect, glabrous or pubescent along ventral suture, stigmas terminal, obliquely spreading, often with reflexed sepals. 

Ecological habits of Spiraea salicifolia

Spiraea salicifolia grows along rivers, wet grasslands, open fields and gullies, with an altitude of 200-900 meters.

Spiraea salicifolia

The distribution region of Spiraea salicifolia

Spiraea salicifolia is produced in Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Inner Mongolia, Hebei. Mongolia, Japan, Korea, Soviet Siberia and southeast Europe are distributed.

The use of Spiraea Salicifolia

Spiraea salicifolia, a family of roses, is used as a whole plant.

Menstrual circulation, blood circulation, constipation, water benefit. Spiraea salicifolia can treat amenorrhea, then the abdominal distension, urine disadvantage, injury.

Spiraea salicifolia