Bridewort - Spiraea salicifolia
Shrub to 1.8 metres. The leaves are simple, lanceolate and usually short stalked, and are arranged in a spiralling, alternate fashion. Flowers in dense panicles, usually pinkish.
Planted as an ornamental shrub and occasionally becoming naturalised in woodland and on roadsides, river banks and waste places.
In flower between Jun and September.
Occasional but widespread away from cultivation in Britain.
Infrequent or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 20 of the 617 tetrads.
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