Also known as
Queen Of The Prairies, Queen Of The Meadows, Bittersweet, Bridewort, Courtship And Matrimony, Honey-Sweet, Kiss-Me-Quick, Lady Of The Meadow, Maid Of The Meadow, Meadow Queen, Meadow Wort, Sweet Bay
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This plant has a strong fragrance
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Meadow Sweet Overview
This perennial herb grows in damp meadows and can be planted by pondside or boggy areas. It has beautiful sprays of cream-white flowers that attract bees and give off an almond fragrance. The foliage starts of as a golden green and fades to an old gold in the summer. The seeds from this plant provide food for birds, and the whole plant itself is edible.
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Other uses of Meadow Sweet
Grown for their mass of small, bee-attracting flowers and in some species, their foliage. Suitable for northern and eastern aspects. Suitable for coastal conditions.
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