Filipendula Vulgaris, Dropwort



Common name:
Dropwort
Family:
Scientific name:
Filipendula vulgaris
Main flower color:
Range:
Wales, England and southern Scotland
Height:
Up to 50 cm
Habitat:
Calcareous grassland
Flowers:
Six (sometimes seven or more) short, blunt-pointed sepals and the same number of longer (up to 10 mm) obovate white petals, reddish underneath, centred on a group of short stamens, which have white filaments and pale yellow anthers. Flowers are arranged in an open, flattened cluster, attached by hairless stalks
Leaves:
Hairless, shiny, pinnately divided into up to 20 pairs of leaflets, which are divided again into small, sharp-pointed, angular lobes. Smaller leaflets are distributed between the larger ones
Season:
May to August
Rarity:
★★★★★