|Filipendula rubra subsp. var.||Queen of the prairie|
Filipendula rubra (Queen-of-the-prairie) is a medicinal plant and ornamental plant native to the United States. Its native range extends from the Eastern to the Central United States, and grows in a wide range of shady and moist habitats.
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Filipendula rubra, Rob. (Spiraea lobata, Gronov. Spiraea palmata, Linn. F. lobata, Maxim. Ulmaria rubra, Hill). Queen of the Prairie. Height 2-8 ft., glabrous: terminal lft. large, 7-9- parted, with oblong, acuminate incisely serrate lobes; lateral lfts. smaller, 3-5-lobed, on the upper lvs. missing, green on both sides, only pubescent on the veins beneath: fls. pink, in a rather large paniculate cyme: achenes 6-10, glabrous. June, July. Pa. to Ga., west to Mich, and Ky. —Beautiful. Var. venusta, Voss. Fls. deep pink or carmine. Var. albicans, Hort. Fls. light pink, or almost white.
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- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963