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Tara_H

Year 4 underway! How the time flies! Still taming 2.5 acres of countryside after a life lived in the city. So much learned, so much still to learn.

Filipendula ulmaria syn. Spiraea ulmaria

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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Tara_H

Another mysterious #weed in the side field... Anyone recognise it? It looks enough like a nettle that I didn't want to touch it to find out if it stings but it doesn't look quite like the normal nettles either. #plantid

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nej

Maybe black berry

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tash74

Looks like it could be a form of #meadowsweet - Filipendula?

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Tara_H

Thanks @nej, but it's a bit more delicate than blackberry

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Tara_H

@tash74 I think you could be right :) the pics I see online of filipendula ulmaria look very similar except for the colour

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tash74

@Tara_H Maybe one of the pink flowered forms like F. venusta rubra? I love the little 'mini leaflets' along the stems. It's a very underrated plant I think. Enjoy it! Your garden looks like it's going to be an amazing project, looking forward to seeing it develop!

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Tara_H

@tash74 thanks! Looks like you've also got an interesting project going on 😊 I've got a lot to learn but so far I'm having fun doing it!

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Tara_H

Oh, and apparently those can be used as dye plants, which is great since I've been planning on making a dye garden 😁

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