Meadowsweet, Filipendula rubra
DESCRIPTION AND CULTURE: Very hardy perennial plant that likes wet places. Grows from underground stems, spreading just enough to make a statement, but not so much as to be weedy. Gorgeous and fragrant flowers are produced mid summer beckoning it’s pleasant common name. Glows to 3-5 feet, depending on moisture level. Does not like to dry out! Easy to divide clumps in spring or fall.
PART USED: Part Used: flowering tops
FUNCTION: This plant is rich in salicylates, thus an effective analgesic. Useful internally for headaches or topically for
overworked joints and muscles.