Spiraea hypericifolia 50+ PCS fresh seeds, Birchleaf Spirea, Spiraea white flowers, Perennial flowering shrub, Spirea St. John's worm tree
Spirea St. John's worm tree (lat. Spiraea hypericifolia)
A perennial plant. Shrub up to 1.5 m tall with long rod-shaped erect branches with brown bark. Young shoots are naked or pubescent. The buds are ovate, sharp, glabrous or almost glabrous, with brown scales. Leaves on petioles up to 4 mm long, alternate, oblong-obovate to obovate-lanceolate, 1.5-2.5 cm long and 0.5-0.8 cm wide, whole-edged or with 3-5 teeth at the tip, with a wedge-shaped base and a blunt or sharp tip, usually glabrous, rarely somewhat pubescent on both sides, with three obscure veins or with obscure pinnate venation. The flowers are collected in 4-11 in sessile umbrellas with several small bract leaves at the base. Pedicels 0.8-1.8 cm long, glabrous or pubescent. Bracts falling off early, very small. The flowers are 5-9 mm in diameter, with a bare hypanthium. Petals in number 5, almost rounded to obovate, white. The sepals are triangular, sharp, with fruits straight. Stamens in the amount of about 20, slightly shorter than the petals. The fruit is a multi-leafed leaflet, the leaflets are usually glabrous, less often pubescent. The seeds are flattened-narrowly ellipsoidal, 2-2.5 mm long, glabrous, with a fine-mesh surface, brown, somewhat shiny.