Filipendula vulgaris Moench


Perennial herb to nearly 1 m tall. Leaves of numerous leaflets more or less the same size and with few if any hairs below. Flower clusters fragrant, the petals creamy white; summer. Carpels 6-12, hairy. Syn. F. hexapetala Gilibert.


Used medicinally for a range of ailments but specifically as kidney and respiratory tract treatments.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Rosaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Rosales
family       Rosaceae
genus        Filipendula Mill.