What white inflorescence with white stems, six petals?

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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    There is a huge bed of these near Upper Asian Way, mixed in with Rodgersia. I think they have opposite simple leaves around the size of the Rodgersia leaflets, nodding flowers a bit over 3cm in diameter with six rounded petals, lots of stamens, bisexual, white petioles, no fragrance apparent to me.
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Wendy, there's a label in there somewhere. That's Deinanthe bifida.
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Ha-ha. I'm sure there is, under all those leaves.
    Thanks for the ID. I'm always relieved when I've never heard the name of something I post for ID, which is certainly the case this time.
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Wikipedia says they have "relatively large "fishtail" leaves (cleft at the apex)." I see that I captured one in the first photo. It also says " Leaves are easily damaged in direct sun exposure", so it would seem a really good idea to have them covered by the Rodgersia leaves. Hydrangaceae.
     
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