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Japanese Spiraea

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Japanese spiraea
Scientific Name:
Spiraea japonica L. f. (ITIS)
Common Name:
Japanese spiraea, Japanese meadowsweet
Japanese spiraea, flowers - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Resource Management
Native To:
Eastern Asia (Feldhaus et al. 2013)
Date of U.S. Introduction:
Means of Introduction:
Introduced as an ornamental (Feldhaus et al. 2013)
Capable of spreading rapidly and competing with native species (Feldhaus et al. 2013)

Distribution/Maps/Survey Status


Selected Resources

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Council or Task Force


IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Federal Government

USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program. GRIN-Global.

State and Local Government

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
See also: Invasive Plant Fact Sheets for plant species (trees, shrubs, vines, herbs and aquatic plants) that have impacted the state's natural lands