Friday, 21 August 2015

Meadow Sweet

Even a being a little later in the summer the dunes are still awash with colour and this particular flower is showing well at the moment. Meadow sweet Filipendula ulmaria is the white fluffy flower you may have seen whilst visiting the dunes on Lindisfarne. It's name has come from mead sweet and was used to flavour mead. Quite apt on Lindisfarne! It's such a great plant for butterflies and bees that I thought it was worth a mention.

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