West Highland Flora

Meadowsweet


Filipendula ulmaria

 

Filipendula ulmaria

Photo Carl Farmer
1 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

Very common in marshy ground and among rough vegetation, on damp roadsides or wet parts of woods, sometimes forming dense stands.

Flower diameter c 6-8 mm

ID: Both flowers and leaves unmistakable.

Other features: Petals usually 5, sometimes 6.  Long stamens (20-40 per flower) give flowerhead characteristic fuzzy appearance.  Leaves have many tiny leaflets between the main ones, some no thicker than the midrib.

 

Filipendula ulmaria

Photo Carl Farmer
1 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

  Filipendula ulmaria

Photo Carl Farmer
2 Nov 2004 Portree, Skye
 Picture c 18 mm high

 

Filipendula ulmaria

Photo Carl Farmer
26 May 2002 Portree, Skye

Leaves

  Filipendula ulmaria

Photo Carl Farmer
21 Oct 2003 Scorrybreac, Skye

Fruits

 

Filipendula ulmaria

Photo Carl Farmer
22 Nov 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye

Winter stems


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