Filipendula


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Filipendula

 

a genus of plants of the family Rosaceae. They are perennial, generally hardy herbs, with pinnate or pinnatipar-tite leaves. The flowers are bisexual and yellowish white, pink, or red; they are in a paniculate inflorescence. The perianth is usually five- or six-parted; the fruit is a group of carpels. There are approximately 20 species of Filipendula, distributed in the temperate and subarctic zones of the northern hemisphere. Nine species are found in the USSR. Meadowsweet (Filipendula ul-maria) usually forms thickets around marshy meadows, water meadows, underbrush, swampy light forests, clearings, and the edges of forests. Dropwort (F. vulgaris [formerly F. hexapeta-la]) has tuberous swellings on its roots; it is found on dry slopes, the edges of forests, dry meadows, and steppes. All species of Filipendula are nectar-bearing. Some species are used as ornamentals.

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After too many disappointments I have my emergency list, a sort of final call-up for plants before the growing season takes hold, plants that can be depended upon to plug the holes left by their more vulnerable brethren: * Filipendula palmate, one of the meadow sweets, with pink, flat feathery heads on stems 4ft tall, ideal for the back of the border, and not particular about soil so long as it's moist.
In vitro immunomodulatory activity of Filipendula ulmaria.
Birds such as sparrows, bullfinches, goldfinches, tits and greenfinches love the oil-rich seeds of many garden plants, so are always pleased to see teasels, asters, filipendula and achillea.
Similarly, in 1835, Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet) was first used to produce salicylic acid which in 1899 led to the production of aspirin.
The meadowsweet or filipendula, which is a source of aspirin, was first produced more than 100 years ago.
The British native is Filipendula ulmaria and I'm after two unusual forms.
Astilbes and filipendula (meadowsweet) are two of the plants whose frothy flowers are often full of colour for weeks on end, from July well into August.
APPRECIATE MORE ASTILBES and filipendula (meadowsweet) are two of the plants whose frothy flowers are often full of colour for weeks on end from July well into August.
Elements of the organic remains have now been identified as flower buds, seeds and other plant material from Filipendula ulmaria (meadowsweet) (Ramsay 2010) (Figure 8d).