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


Alina W

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


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


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



What were the leaves like?


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


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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