Scientific Description:

Erect rhizomatous perennial herbs. Leaves usually interruptedly pinnate, large pairs of leaflets alternating with small ones. Inflorescence a many-flowered panicle-like cyme; ebracteate; flowers 5 or 6-merous. Hypanthium slightly concave. Epicalyx absent. Petals longer than sepals, pale cream, usually purplish beneath. Stamens 20−40. Ovary superior; carpels 8−12. Fruit a head of 8−12 achenes.


Peşmen H & Chamberlain DF (1972). Filipendula Miller, In: Davis PH (ed.), Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, Edinburgh University Press, Edinurgh, 4: 28.

Public Description:

Filipendula, is a genus of perennial herbs, commonly known as “dropwort”, and is native to the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. There are 17 species in the world and 2 species (3 taxa) in Türkiye. Some species, such as meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria (L.) Maxim), have a pleasant taste, the green parts have an aromatic character similar to the flowers. Flowers are added to stewed fruit and jam and give them a subtle almond flavor. These plants are used as food plants by the larvae of some butterfly and moth species.



Anonymous 1 (2016).,Accessed date: 26.05.2016.

Anonymous 2 (2016). / ,Accessed date: 26.05.2016.

Aslan S (2012) Filipendula Mill., In: Güner, A., Aslan, S., Ekim, T., Vural, M. & Babaç, M.T. (eds.), Türkiye Bitkileri Listesi (Damarlı Bitkiler). Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanik Bahçesi ve Flora Araştırmaları Derneği Yayını. İstanbul, pp. 801.

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