Meadowsweet | Tall, hairless perennial wild plant, native to Europe, a member of the Rose family (Rosaceae). Its flowers are used as a plant-based spray to combat downy mildew (peronospera). Meadowsweet flowers between June and September (N hemisphere). Flowers form in dense clusters and have a creamy, fragrant aroma. Each flower has 5 to 6 petals, 2–5mm long. Meadowsweet is found in marshes, fens, swamps, wet meadows and woods.

Other names | Filipendula ulmaria (botanical). | La reine des près (French).

Bibliography

Pierre Masson,. A Biodynamic Manual (2nd edition 2014, Floris), p.129.

Richard Fitter, Alastair Fitter, & Marjorie Blamey, The Wild Flowers of Britain and Northern Europe (Collins, 1993).