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A. MEADOW SWEET. QUAKER LADY.

Spiraea latifolia (Ait.) Borkh. Shrub to six feet. Leaves coarsely toothed, drooping. one to two inches long; larger on young shoots. Dense panicles white or pinkish flowers. Inflorescence smoothish.--Common eastern N. Amer., Nfld.--July.

B. 518. Spiraea latifolia (Ait.) Borkh. var. septentrionalis Fernald.

Smaller shrub. Pale pink flowers. Rounder, upright leaves.--Nfld.--July. Speira, wreath or garland. There are many hybrids, conservatory and garden shrubs, grown for their showy flowers.




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SORBARIA.

Sorbaria sorbifolia (L.) A. Br.; Spiraea L. Shrub less than six feet. Very many white flowers in a spray, six inches to one foot. Young leaves reddish. Spreading after cultivation.. From Asia. Introduced. N. Amer. and Nfld.--July. Latin, sorbus, Mountain Ash, from similar leaves.




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A. CRAB APPLE

Pyrus Malus L.; Malus pumila Mill. Spreading tree, leaves downy underneath, on short thick stalks. Flowers showy, pinkish. Apples of cultivation belong to same species.--June.

B. 521. SIBERIAN CRAB.

Pyrus Baccata L. Tree to thirty feet. Narrow leaves, two to four inches long. White flowers, one inch broad. yellowish or reddish fruit, about one inch in diameter.--From Europe. Introduced N. Amer. and Nfld.--June. Pyrus communis L. (The Pear).--Introduced from Europe to N. Amer.




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*Agnes Marion Miller Ayre. Wild Flowers of Newfoundland.
St. John's, Newfoundland : Published privately by A.M. Ayre, 1935, p. 182-184

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