Douglas spiraea Rosaceae Spiraea douglasii
Leaf:Alternate, simple, deciduous, margins toothed near the apex but entire close to the base, oblong to elliptical, 1 to 3 inches long, green above with silvery pubescence below; petiole less than 1/4 inch long.
Flower:Small, pink to red, in dense upright 4 to 6 inch terminal clusters.
Fruit:Fruits are small brown follicles about 1/8 inch borne in upright terminal clusters, persistent.
Twig:Twigs slender and light yellow-brown becoming red-brown and slightly ribbed with age.
Bark:Bark is red-brown and generally smooth, but sometimes shredding.
Form:Erect deciduous shrub, 2-6 feet tall, commonly grows in thickets.