from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A Eurasian plant (Filipendula vulgaris syn. F. hexapetala) in the rose family, having finely divided leaflets and clusters of small white flowers.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An English name for the Spirœa Filipendula.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) An Old World species of Spiræa (
Spiræa filipendula), with finely cut leaves.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
perennial herb, Filipendula vulgaris, closely related to meadowsweet.
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The dropwort is a fabulous plant with evergreen ferny foliage that seems to grow in any condition.
I see I must have some of the white dropwort and nigella.
When I first looked at the dropwort it reminded me of fall clematis.
I, too, love the dropwort and will have to be on the lookout for that.
It goes very nicely with the dropwort, blooming at the same time too.
The dropwort is super easy and due to a long taproot, whenever it is moved a piece is always left behind to regrow in the original spot.
The edge of the pond bank was thick with water plants, and I foraged with my digging stick for mallow root and the small, fine-leaved dropwort.
Sick Cycle Carousel 2010
Other new ingredients were Agretti, corky-fruited water dropwort, bilwa or Belfruit, and squash blossoms.
Weekend Herb Blogging Year In Review: Weeks 21-30, and a Recipe Kalyn Denny 2006
The quaint three-lobed leaves, shaped like a grebe's foot, were still small, and the flowerstocks, thick as corn in a field, were crowned with pyramids of buds, cream and rosy-red like the opening dropwort clusters, and at the lower end of the spikes were the full-blown singular, snow-white, cottony flowers -- our strange and beautiful water edelweiss.
Wild thyme continues to bloom -- the shepherd's thyme -- wild mignonette, blue scabious, white dropwort, yellow bedstraw, and the large purple blooms of greater knapweed.
Nature Near London Richard Jefferies 1867
chained_bear commented on the word dropwort
"... I foraged with my digging stick for mallow root and the small, fine-leaved dropwort. I had half the basket filled when I heard a polite cough behind me."
—Diana Gabaldon, Outlander (NY: Delacorte Press, 1991), 607
January 1, 2010