Name: Meadowsweet

Scientific name: Filipendula ulmaria

Category: Flowers

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: This plant favours wet habitats. Its leaves are sometimes covered with a bright orange rust fungus. Flowers June to September.

How to identify: Look for fluffy white flower heads and five-fingered leaves, often clustered together in groups of many plants.

Where: Very common, grows all over the UK and Ireland

Fantastic fact: The flowers are sometimes used in wine, beer and vinegar or to give jams a subtle almond flavour.

Photograph credit: Eco Heathen

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