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VA Sweetspire

Itea virginica

Description:

It is a thin branched deciduous shrub that is semi-evergreen in the southern part of its range. It has small white flowers when it blooms. They appear in spires that droop. In the fall its foliage appears red.

Habitat:

This plant was observed along the boardwalk of a County nature Preserve. The soil was moist as the area was a transitional one from upland pine traveling into a wet swampy area.

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Ric3
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Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 13, 2015
Submitted on Mar 21, 2015

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