Astilbe simplicifolia ‘White Wings’
False Spiraea, Dwarf Astilbe
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Rosidae||Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more|
|Order||Rosales||Rose family and eight others|
|Family||Saxifragaceae||Saxifrage family; means “stone-breaking”|
|Genus||Astilbe||Greek for “not shining”|
|Species||simplicifolia||From Latin simplex, “simple,” and folia, leaves, for the simple (undivided) leaves|
About plant names...
This is a cultivar of false spirea, named for its white, lacy flowers.
Identification: Flowers are white, fading to pale pink.
Plants are about 15" (38 cm) high. Foliage is dark green, fernlike.
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Astilbe simplicifolia ‘White Wings’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.
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8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 23 × 35" (59 × 88 cm)
Range: Zones 4-9:
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