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A rhizomatous perennial plant (Filipendula rubra) in the rose family, native to eastern and central North America, having aromatic, pinnately compound leaves and showy panicles of small pink flowers.
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Once I tried it on queen-of-the-prairie (Filipendula rubra).
Plants now lost to Indianapolis include Queen-of-the-prairie (Filipendula rubra), a member of the rose family with fantastic wands of pink flowers.
makasin (Farwell) Sheviak--SR), queen-of-the-prairie (Filipendula rubra), and shining ladies'-tresses (Spiranthes lucida--SR).