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dropwort,

name for several herbs, especially a meadowsweet (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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Biogeochemical mapping in Estonia: dropwort (Filipendula ulmaria) root studies in Kunda, Oostriku and South-Estonian areas // Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Estonia.
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust has pointed out that huge swathes of meadow would also be swallowed and we may lose rare flowers like narrow-leaved water dropwort, the gorgeous green-winged orchid and adder's tongue.
It is thought they had both unwittingly eaten hemlock, possibly the plant water dropwort, which is highly poisonous.
It is populated by colonies of birds and exotically-named flora and fauna like the corky-fruited water dropwort.
As home to several species of birds and various other habitats and plant species (including a highly threatened species of endemic plant called the "Schierlings Wasserfenchel" or hemlock water dropwort and habitats listed in the Annexes to the Community Directives on nature conservation), it is classified as a site of Community interest.
Persicarin from water dropwort ( Oenanthe javanica ) protects primary cultured rat cortical cells from glutamate-induced neurotoxicity.