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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Filipendula ulmaria   FAMILY Rosaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Filipendula ulmaria ssp. ulmaria   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Filipendula ulmaria

INCLUDING Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Filipendula ulmaria var. ulmaria

 

COMMON NAME:
Queen-of-the-Meadow, Meadowsweet


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image of Filipendula ulmaria, Queen-of-the-Meadow, Meadowsweet

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_061917blairsville14

June    Union County    GA

Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center

image of Filipendula ulmaria, Queen-of-the-Meadow, Meadowsweet

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_061917blairsville15

June    Union County    GA

Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center

Terminal leaflet with 3-5 palmate lobes; lateral leaflets unlobed, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Filipendula ulmaria, Queen-of-the-Meadow, Meadowsweet

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_061917blairsville16

June    Union County    GA

Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center

The tiny, very fragrant flowers have 5 white petals & numerous long stamens, per New Invaders of the Northeast and Northcentral US.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Filipendula ulmaria   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Filipendula ulmaria ssp. ulmaria   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Filipendula ulmaria

INCLUDING Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Filipendula ulmaria var. ulmaria

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4185

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Habitat: Disturbed areas, cultivated and sometimes escaped or persistent, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Pinnately compound; terminal leaflets palmately lobed
Alternate (basal leaves absent or withered at flowering)
Leaves have petioles.
Leaves are subtended by stipules.

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes horizontal, stout (plants in clumps)

FLOWER:
Summer
White to cream
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens

Inflorescence an anthela, w lateral flowering branches exceeding the main axis

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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