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Copyright: Inguna BumaneLuse (melnaapantera) (47)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-14
Categories: Flowers
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-22 8:06
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Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) are blooming

In Wikipedia: Filipendula ulmaria, commonly known as Meadowsweet, is a perennial herb in the family Rosaceae, which grows in damp meadows. It is native throughout most of Europe and western Asia though it has been successfully introduced and naturalized in North America. Meadowsweet has also been referred to as Queen of the Meadow, Pride of the Meadow, Meadow-Wort, Meadow Queen, Lady of the Meadow, Dollof, Meadsweet and Bridewort.

The herbal tea from young leaves of meadowsweet is one of the most popular herbal teas in Latvia. The local herbal teas are very favorites in Latvia. The most popular are teas from lime-tree blossoms; from various mints: peppermint (Mentha piperita), lemon balm (Melissa officionalis), spearmint (Mentha spicata), catmint (Nepeta cataria); from German chamomile (Matricaria recutita), meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria); from hips of wild roses (Rosa cinnamomema); from caraway-seeds; from stinging nettle (Urtica dioica), and a lot of others. These teas are used now like everyday teas, now in nation medicine.

Besides meadowsweet is one of so-called "Janu herbs" - these are wild herbs which are used in wild flowers' wreaths and are putting into vase in the time of Janu festival. More info about Latvian Jani please looks in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C4%81%C5%86i

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