Scientific name: Filipendula ulmaria
Nature Stars: 50
About: This plant favours wet habitats. Its leaves are sometimes covered with a bright orange rust fungus. Flowers June to September.
How to identify: Look for fluffy white flower heads and five-fingered leaves, often clustered together in groups of many plants.
Where: Very common, grows all over the UK and Ireland
Fantastic fact: The flowers are sometimes used in wine, beer and vinegar or to give jams a subtle almond flavour.
Photograph credit: Eco Heathen