Meadowsweet Herb Seeds ✿ Filipendula ulmaria
The medicinal perennial herb belongs to the plant family Rosaceae. The genus name “Filipendula” has been derived from two words – “filum,” which means “thread” and “pendulus,” which means “hanging.”
This perhaps describes the root tubers, which hang characteristically from the roots. The specific epithet name “ulmaria” denotes “elm-like”; however, this plant does not appear like the elm!
Other Common Names: Bridewort, dollof, ergecsakali, European meadowsweet, lady of the meadow, meadow queen, meadow-wort, meadsweet, moerasspirea, pride of the meadow, queen of the meadow, and ulmaria.
Habitat: Meadowsweet grows commonly in damp meadows, fens, marshes, wet swamps, wet woods, and wet rock ledges; however, it does not grow on acid peats.
The plant is native to Europe and West Asia. Later, the medicinal plant has been introduced and cultivated in North America.
Plant Description: Meadowsweet is a perennial herbaceous plant. The stems are erect, grooved, and reddish to purple in color.
The stems grow up to one to two meters in height. The leaves are pinnately compound with serrate leaflets – usually three to five-lobed.
The leaflets are dark green in color on the adaxial side and whitish on the abaxial side.
The flowers are arranged on a cymose inflorescence, which is beautiful, delicate, and creamy-white in color. The flowers have very sweet and strong smell.
Plant Parts Used: Whole plant; however, the commonly used plant parts are fresh leaves, dried leaves, flowers, and roots.