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Queen of the meadow (Filipendula ulmaria) - Bark Bay Slough

Verified and Vouchered
Date First Found

Queen of the meadow (Filipendula ulmaria)

About Queen of the meadow

An upright, clump-forming perennial of moist habitats. Flowers are showy erect clusters of fragrant, white blooms. Typically grows 3-4 feet in height, sometimes reaching up to 6 feet. It invades wetlands, bogs, fens, marshes, floodplain forests, moist meadows, freshwater estuaries, wet rock ledges, and roadside ditches. It crowds out native vegetation in favored habitats. This species prefers fluctuating water levels, seeds can float for several weeks.