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Spiraea sp.


Spiraea is a genus of about 80 to 100 species of shrubs in the family Rosaceae. This specimen is a nursery variety called, I think, Magic Carpet included in a landscape planting around a bank. Or something. Spiraea species are food plants for moths and butterflies.


According to Wikipedia: Spiraea species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Brown-tail, Emperor Moth, Grey Dagger, Hypercompe indecisa and Setaceous Hebrew Character.

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Macon, Mississippi, USA

Spotted on May 12, 2010
Submitted on Aug 25, 2013

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