Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Dropwort (Filipendula vulgaris)

Filipendula vulgaris flowers

Photos snapped on my mobile yesterday evening (1st July 2013) at Biss Meadows, Trowbridge.

Dropwort (Filipendula vulgaris) is a plant that, by some chance, has never grown really commonplace to me - I see it now and then, but always when I'm off my regular beats. Here it's growing in the dryest part of a water-meadow reserve, among ox-eye daisies.

Contrary to what Wikipedia currently tells us, the flowers are not "tiny". In fact the first thing that says to me that I'm not looking at Meadowsweet (F. ulmaria) is the larger and showier flowers.

Filipendula vulgaris, basal leaf

Most of the basal leaf, anyhow.  They get quite long.


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