Jack’s Walk

False Spiraea, ©voyager, all rights reserved

The upcoming weekend promises to be hot and humid and neither Jack nor I do well in that kind of weather. We’ll probably need to get up early and hope for the best. Today is gorgeous, though, and we enjoyed a pleasant walk along the meadow path close to the Thames River. I’m pretty sure this plant is False Spiraea and it’s one of my favorites. I’m a fairly tactile person and I really love those fuzzy plants that invite you to touch them.


  1. says

    Oh, I just love delicate, fuzzy, spiky things of all kinds. Spirea is a popular landscape plant here, but I’m not sure about the false Spirea. Don’t know that I’d be able to tell the difference!

    That’s a beautiful capture, looks like you caught it mid-explosion, so to speak.

  2. Ice Swimmer says

    A beautiful picture with some guest bugs.

    I checked Wikipedia and it looks like a false spiraea, of the two possibilities listed, the one that’s called pihlaja-angervo in Finnish (rowan spiraea, the leaves are like pointy versions of rowan leaves).

  3. voyager says

    Ice Swimmer
    Yes, the leaves do look like pointy rowan (mountain ash) leaves!
    I wish I could hear you say all these beautiful Finnish words.

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