Spiraea tomentosa

Species:Spiraea tomentosa L.
Common Name:Hardhack; Steeplebush
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Growth Habit:Shrub
USDA Symbol:**
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Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, S1 (State Rank), G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyROSACEAE - Rose family
Genus Spiraea
Species Spiraea tomentosa L. - Hardhack; Steeplebush


Citation Spiraea tomentosa Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 489. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: Without data, Kalm s.n. (lectotype: LINN 651.4). Lectotypified by J. Reveal, in Cafferty, S. and C. Jarvis, Taxon 51 (3): 544. 2002.

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No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: DeKalb

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
ALNHS00006564 DeKalb 07 Aug 2019 Barger, T. Wayne
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