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see spiraeaspiraea
, any plant of the genus Spiraea, Northern Hemisphere deciduous shrubs of the family Rosaceae (rose family). Most are indigenous to central and E Asia, whence come most of the popular ornamental species, e.g., the bridal wreath (S.
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meadowsweet

3-7 ft (1-3m) stems furrowed, sometimes reddish purple. Leaves dark green on top and whitish fuzzy underneath, 3-5 pointy lobes. Leaves commonly have orange fungus on center rib underneath. Flowers clustered, creamy white, very strong, sweet smell. Whole plant is edible with pleasant smell and taste, great for potpourri and making a room smell good. A favorite in weddings. Contains salicilic acid, (aspirin). Chew plant for headaches. May cause asthma is a few asthmatics. Also used for colds, flu, fever, arthritis, menstrual cramps and pain, rheumatism, diarrhea and rebuilding digestive system.

meadowsweet

1. a Eurasian rosaceous plant, Filipendula ulmaria, with dense heads of small fragrant cream-coloured flowers
2. any of several North American rosaceous plants of the genus Spiraea, having pyramid-shaped sprays of small flowers
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