Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park

 
 

Meadowsweet
Filipendula ulmaria
of the Rose family
a perennial
70 - 120 cm high
blooms June - September
likes wet places, marshes, bogs
can be seen in the land between the Pond and Roman Bath-house


   
Meadowsweet is so-called because it grows in meadows and smells sweet! It was once used to flavour mede, which is why it was once called "mede-sweete". It contains chemicals similar to those in aspirin and in medieval times it was used in much the same way as aspirin is today.