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Sorbaria sorbifolia (false spiraea)


Wikipedia Abstract

Sorbaria sorbifolia is commonly known as false spiraea, also spelled false spirea. It is a deciduous perennial plant in the Rosaceae family. It is also known by its older names of Spiraea sorbifolia L. and Schizonotus sorbifolius (L.) Lindl. Other common names are False Goat's Beard, Sorb-leaved Schizonotus, and Ural False Spirea. Chinese: 珍珠梅; pinyin: zhen zhu mei; literally: "pearl plum".
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Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Hazards [2]  The leaves and the flowers contain the toxin hydrogen cyanide; Some foods, notably almonds, contain small amounts of hydrogen cyanide. In small quantities, hydrogen cyanide has been shown to stimulate respiration and improve digestion, it is also claimed to be of benefit in the treatment of cancer. In excess, however, it can cause respiratory failure and even death.
Leaf Type [2]  Deciduous
Pollinators [2]  Insects, Lepidoptera
Scent [2]  The flowers are generous with their sweet perfume whatever the weather; They hold their fragrance for a considerable time;
Structure [2]  Shrub
Height [2]  5.904 feet (1.8 m)
Width [2]  9.84 feet (3 m)
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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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