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Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria)


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This beautiful plant flowers in wet meadows and ditches and has two distinct aromas. The flowers have a sweet heady smell and the crushed foliage a sharper sent. It was used to sweeten mead (its original name was medesweet). It was also used to ease pain, calm fevers and mask unpleasent smells in Tudor times. The sap contains similar chemicals to an ingredient in asprin. It normally flowers June to August producing many white flowers with numerous stamens. The fruits are twisted spirally. Picture taken 8th July 2006 in woods near Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

24th Sep 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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