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Filipendula ulmaria (L.) Maxim.

Family - Rosaceae

Common Name - Meadowsweet

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unscented Leaves 

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Habitats
Deciduous woodland
Fens
Marsh
Meadow
River banks
Roadsides
Description of Genus

Perennial herbs. Leaves are alternate and pinnately divided. A distinctive feature is that small leaflets alternate with larger ones on the leaves.

Leaves of seedling of Filipendula ulmaria
© Ross McAlpineWhole plant of Filipendula ulmaria
© Richard Milne
Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during June, July and August.

Fruit

The fruit is an achene.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is white in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

France
Reine-des-prés
Germany
Spierstaude
Echtes Rüsterstaude
Echtes Mädesüß
Spain
Reina de los Prados
Altarreina
Sweden
älggräs
USA
Queen of the Meadow
Finland
mesiangervo
Poland
Wiazówka blotna