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29/07/2012 at 14:54

Saw this growing in a meadow in Scotland, it had a beautiful scent, anyone know what it is?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/10353.jpg?width=385&height=350&mode=max

 

29/07/2012 at 15:00

It's meadowsweet (filipendula ulmaria), which grows in damp meadows and on rural roadsides. I agree, a lovely scent.

29/07/2012 at 15:40

Oh, I didn't think it was Meadowsweet as it was pink and not as fluffy. Will check it out, thanks.

29/07/2012 at 15:53

Is it Valerian?

29/07/2012 at 16:16

It wasn't the usual flower shape of the Valerian but more flat headed like Cow Parsley

29/07/2012 at 18:14

What were the leaves like?

29/07/2012 at 18:30

The leaf is the one in the picture behind the flower.

29/07/2012 at 20:01

I found it on a Scottish blog so am assuming it's the right ID. Common Valerian. I never knew there were different types of this plant, apart from the white variety. Still learning after all these years

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