Queen-of-the-prairie
Queen-of-the-prairie
Filipendula rubra
Rose Family - Rosaceae
Another stout-stalked, tall herb (3 to 7 feet) with a terminal plume of many small (3/8 to inch wide) deep pink flowers. Each flower with 5 sepals and 5 separate petals, many stamens and 5 to 7 pistils. Leaves large (up to 8 inches), compound, sharply toothed and with the end leaflet of greatest size and deeply lobed.
(Photographed at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden - July 28, 2002)
  Pathology Images Inc. 2002 2002