Spiraea prunifolia Sieb. & Zucc.
Family - Rosaceae
Stems - No info. yet.
Leaves - No info. yet.
Inflorescence - No info. yet.
Flowers - No info. yet.
Flowering - April - May.
Habitat - Cultivated and persistent around old homesites, cemeteries, and fencerows. Escaped to roadsides, fencerows, and slopes.
Origin - Native to eastern Asia.
Other info. - This striking species can be found scattered throughout Missouri. Cultivated plants typically have double flowers where the stamens and pistils are replaced with petals (as in the pictures above).
Photographs taken in Umstead State Park, Raleigh, NC., 3-23-03.