Chamaebatiaria millefolium (Torr.) Maxim.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Chamaebatiaria millefolium' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/chamaebatiaria/chamaebatiaria-millefolium/). Accessed 2021-09-18.

Synonyms

  • Spiraea millefolium Torr.

Other taxa in genus

    Glossary

    calyx
    (pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
    glandular
    Bearing glands.
    imparipinnate
    Odd-pinnate; (of a compound leaf) with a central rachis and an uneven number of leaflets due to the presence of a terminal leaflet. (Cf. paripinnate.)

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    Credits

    Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

    Recommended citation
    'Chamaebatiaria millefolium' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/chamaebatiaria/chamaebatiaria-millefolium/). Accessed 2021-09-18.

    A shrub 3 to 5 ft high, the erect branches covered with glandular down, sticky when young, and having a balsamic odour. Leaves 2 to 312 in. long, 12 to 1 in. wide; doubly pinnate and very like those of the common milfoil, the ultimate subdivisions 112 in, long, narrowly oblong, downy; common stalk slightly winged. Flowers white, 13 to 12 in. diameter, produced in erect, terminal branching panicles, 3 to 5 in. high; flower-stalks and calyx densely covered with tufted hairs; petals roundish, surrounding a cluster of yellow stamens. Flowers in July. Bot. Mag., t. 7810.

    Native of western N. America; first discovered in 1853 by Dr Bigelow; introduced to Kew in 1891. It occurs up to 10,000 ft altitude in California, and is quite hardy in the south of England, but likes a well-drained soil and as sunny a position as possible. The plant has a pungent aromatic odour.