MEADOWSWEET (‘Filipendula ulmaria’)

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A common medicinal plant of the Rosacea family.
Meadowsweet is a perennial plant, about 50–150 cm long, with a straight, naked and often reddish or purple stem, tufted pointed leaves and 5 yellow-white petals. The delicate, creamy-white flowers in uneven, dense and pointed inflorescences adorn the top of the stem. Meadowsweet blooms from June to early September. 
Meadowsweet stands out for its strong, sweet honey smell – both its flowers and pods smell equally good. For this reason, meadowsweet is often used when making wine and beer, but to make a room fragrant, they tend to be sprinkled on the floor.