Plant ID forum: Mystery Herb from the Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, NY

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Name: Mother Raphaela
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MotherRaphaela
Sep 16, 2014 6:11 PM CST

Thumb of 2014-09-17/MotherRaphaela/948406 We bought this last year at the museum's plant sale and so much has happened between then and now that I don't remember why we bought it or what it is. The plants on sale are usually from the apothecary's herb garden. Can anyone help us identify it? Thank you!

Mother Raphaela
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Sep 16, 2014 8:34 PM CST
It appears to be Filipendula rubra or similar species... no idea what herbal use it might have, if any.
http://www.joycreek.com/Filipendula-rubra-Venusta-170-004.ht...
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 16, 2014 8:42 PM CST
How do these photos of Filipendula rubra match up with your plant MR?
http://www.robsplants.com/plants/FilipRubra
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MotherRaphaela
Sep 17, 2014 8:23 AM CST
Dear Lori and Lynn,

Yes, absolutely, that's the plant -- Meadowsweet! I'll have to move it in the spring for it to grow into its full potential. Thank you very much.

I'll also have to look it up and find out if it has any use other than being ornamental...

Again, Thank You!
Mother Raphaela
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 17, 2014 8:44 AM CST
Here you go MR. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filipendula_ulmaria

Lori, thank you for putting us on the right track. I don't know how you get started on finding some of these plants?
Name: Mother Raphaela
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MotherRaphaela
Sep 17, 2014 10:24 AM CST
Thank You! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Sep 17, 2014 9:13 PM CST
valleylynn said:Here you go MR. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filipendula_ulmaria

Lori, thank you for putting us on the right track. I don't know how you get started on finding some of these plants?


Ummm, I drove you right to the station but then it seems you derailed... Green Grin!
Please note that the plant in question is not Filipendula ulmaria (the link you added), which has completely different leaves.
This is what Filipendula ulmaria looks like:
https://www.kuleuven-kulak.be/kulakbiocampus/lage%20planten/...

The plant in the photo has leaves (and overall character) that match Filipendula rubra, a different species. Smiling

Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 17, 2014 9:48 PM CST
Sorry about the MR and Lori. The first link to Rob's Plants show the photo Filipendula rubra. Don't know how I ended up give a link to the other species.
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Sep 17, 2014 10:15 PM CST
No problem, Lynn. Smiling
Name: Mother Raphaela
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MotherRaphaela
Sep 18, 2014 7:01 AM CST
growitall said:

https://www.kuleuven-kulak.be/kulakbiocampus/lage%20planten/...


That (the above here) is not my plant... MR
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Sep 18, 2014 12:57 PM CST
MotherRaphaela said:

That (the above here) is not my plant... MR


Correct, that's what I just said. That photo is Filipendula ulmaria but your plant appears to be Filipendula rubra as I said above... quite different species.
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Name: Mother Raphaela
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MotherRaphaela
Sep 18, 2014 1:02 PM CST
Whew! I'm confused enough these days. Glad my Meadowsweet is identified! MR Hurray!

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