~ ALPINE SPIREA in ALASKA ~


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General Plant Information



  Common Name:
  Scientific Name:
  Alpine Spirea, Partridgefoot
  Luetkea Pectinata
  Family:
  Genus:
  Rosaceae
  Luetkea
  Habitat:
  Sun Exposure:
  Alpine, Moist Slopes
  Direct Sun
  Overall Height:
  Flower Size:
  4 to 6 inches
  1 to 2 inches (each spike)
  Flower Color:



These alpine wild flowers can often be found on mountain sides of Alaska, as well as central to western United States. Classified as "subshrubs", they grow in small groups, and need a reasonable amount of moisture to thrive. They do not do well in arid conditions.

In harsh alpine conditions, Alpine Spirea often try to adapt by developing tiny leaves (half inch in diameter, 3 times smaller than usual), and small flower spikes.

The flowers are in full bloom in June. By mid September, the white flower spikes mature to bright red seed pods.









Alpine Spirea are also known as Partridgefoot, which is another common name.











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