Filipendula palmata (Pall.) Maxim.

Herbaceous perennial growing to about 1 m tall. Leaves with leaflets having 3-5 deep lobes, with white hair below; margins double-toothed. Flower clusters spreading, the petals white; summer. Carpels 5-8, united at the base, hairless. Sometimes confused with f. purpurea.

F. rubra (Hill) Robinson from E and C USA also has some of the leaflets lobed, but the flowers are pinkish to purplish red.


Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Rosaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Rosales
family       Rosaceae
genus        Filipendula Mill.