Please help identify this wildflower

westminstressJuly 18, 2014

This flower was quite abundant today on a trail in Harriman State Park in NY. Could you please help identify it? Thanks!

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westminstress

Here is a close-up.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 10:22PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Is that some sort of spirea?

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 10:42PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

Spiraea tomentosa

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 11:35PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Native to nearly all of the eastern halves of the the US and Canada, plus Washington and Oregon.
http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=SPTO2&mapType=nativity

More info:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=e412

This post was edited by missingtheobvious on Sat, Jul 19, 14 at 0:10

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 12:06AM
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westminstress

Thanks so much! Glad to find out it was native! Didn't realize it was actually a shrub which threw me off in Newcomb's.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 10:17PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Love Newcomb's!

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 10:28PM
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