Meadowsweet - Filipendula ulmaria
Fairly tall erect plant to 1.5 metres. Often forming large clumps. Large heads of small (4 to 8 mm) creamy white, sweetly scented flowers, usually with 5 petals and many stamens. Fruits twisted, in clusters. Leaves with up to 5 pairs of leaflets, greyer beneath.
Damp habitats, wet ditches, river and stream margins.
June to September.
Common throughout Britain.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 571 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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