meadowsweet

meadowsweet

Observation - meadowsweet - UK and Ireland. Description: Family Rosaceae. Sweet-smelling. Tall, up to 80cm, with slender, reddish stems and large, deep green, pinnate leaves (this specimen is the last to be flowering and is fading somewhat), with usually a 3-lobed terminal leaflet. Leaves are paler underneath.

Family Rosaceae. Sweet-smelling. Tall, up to 80cm, with slender, reddish stems and large, deep green, pinnate leaves (this specimen is the last to be flowering and is fading somewhat), with usually a 3-lobed terminal leaflet. Leaves are paler underneath. Flowers small, creamy white, bunched in dense clusters, seed-heads globose. Flo. late July-early Sept.