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Japanese Spiraea

Scientific Name

Spiraea japonica L. f. (ITIS)

Common Name

Japanese spiraea, Japanese meadowsweet

Native To

Eastern Asia (Feldhaus et al. 2013)

Date of U.S. Introduction

Late 1800s (Feldhaus et al. 2013)

Means of Introduction

Introduced as an ornamental (Feldhaus et al. 2013)


Capable of spreading rapidly and competing with native species (Feldhaus et al. 2013)

Japanese spiraea
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Japanese spiraea, flowers


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Selected Resources

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Federal Government
State and Local Government