This Meadowsweet is growing in my local area in a small area of public grassland which is not tended by Birmingham City Council. Meadowsweet is a perennial plant growing native to Europe but also found in North America. It is a commonly used as a hedgerow herb which is more well-known for its small yellow clouds of flowers, at present this plant was not flowering but the leaves could be used to flavour wine, beer and vinegars. I will go back to this patch of grassland to pick the flowers which will then be used to make a cordial.



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