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Tall spiritweed

The Tall spiritweed (Aegiphila elata)

is a perennial shrub/vine.
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Aegiphila
Specific epithet ? elata
Common names
Tall spiritweed (United States)
IPNI details on Aegiphila elata
References [edit] ?

Plant added by plantdatabase

Aegiphila elata http://plantdatabase.co.uk/Aegiphila_elata
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