steeplebush


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stee·ple·bush

 (stē′pəl-bo͝osh′)
n.

steeplebush

(ˈstiːpəlˌbʊʃ)
n
(Plants) another name for hardhack
[C19: so called because of the shape of its flower clusters]

hard•hack

(ˈhɑrdˌhæk)

n.
a woolly-leaved North American shrub, Spiraea tomentosa, of the rose family, having short, spikelike clusters of rose-colored flowers. Also called steeplebush.
[1805–15, Amer.]
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Does steeplebush (Spirea tomentosa) facilitate pollination of Virginia meadow beauty (Rhexia virginica)?
The couple bought a dilapidated dairy farm on 700 hilly acres in upstate New York and named it Steepletop, after a local wildflower, the steeplebush (or queen-of-the-meadow).
who will forever confuse / steeplebush and meadowsweet/ but know at leas by the shape of the flower / that it has to be one or the other.