Filipendula ulmaria – Meadowsweet

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Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) is a non-native edible and medicinal plant in the rose family that flowers in July.

Meadowsweet can be identified by its reddish stem and creamy-white flowers with five petals. The flowers have a sweet, almondy scent. The flowers can be used to flavor mead or panna cotta. They can also be added to jam for a subtle almond flavor.

Meadowsweet contains salicylic acid, which is the active ingredient in Aspirin. In fact, Aspirin was named after the old botanical name for meadowsweet, Spiraea alba.

Written by Amy Demers, founder of the Connecticut Foraging Club. To learn more about foraging in Connecticut, check out our upcoming classes.

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