Latin Name: Filipendula ulmaria
Facts about Meadowsweet:
Perennial plant the blooms from June to August.
Height: 4 to 7 feet, Spread/Spacing: 4 feet
Sun Exposure: Prefers full sun or partial shade
Grows well in damp ground, able to tolerate soggy soil conditions—soil should be kept consistently moist
Sturdy and wind-resistant
The plant is attractive to species of bees, butterflies and birds.
It grows well in wet areas where other plant species do not thrive, including formerly farmed fields and ditches.
Because of its pleasant taste and flavour, meadowsweet has been used as a stewing herb and to flavour beer, wine and vinegars.
Meadowsweet can be used for medicinal purposes.
The whole plant is used as a traditional remedy for an acidic stomach. It also contains tannins, which may decrease inflammation and mucus.
Additionally, it contains the chemicals used to make aspirin.