False spiraea

Sorbaria sorbifolia

Invader Images

    • False Spiraea Leaves
      False Spiraea Leaves
    • False Spiraea Infestation
      False Spiraea Infestation

Identification

Foliage

The leaf blade is compound, made up of two or more discrete leaflets, there is one leaf per node along the stem, the edge of the leaf blade has teeth

Flowers

Small white flowers born on 4 to 10-inch panicle on new growth.

Fruit

The fruit is dry and splits open when ripe

Biology

This is considered a watch list species

Origin

Native to Eastern Siberia through Japan

Habitat

Anthropogenic (man-made or disturbed habitats), forest edges, meadows, and fields

Management Options

 

**Be careful not to damage or kill nearby native plants when conducting management work. And when using herbicides, always follow the instructions on the label.**

Citations

Photo Credit

5398255, 5398258, Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org

Information Credit 

Go Botany

Royal Horticulture Society 

North Carolina State University

iNaturalist