Meadowsweet is a perennial herbaceous plant. The stems are erect, grooved, and reddish to purple in color. The stems grow up to one to two meters in height. The leaves are pinnately compound with serrate leaflets – usually three to five lobed. The leaflets are dark green in color on adaxial side and whitish on the abaxial side. The flowers are arranged on a cymose inflorescence, which are beautiful, delicate, and creamy-white in color. The flowers have very sweet and strong smell. Meadowsweet grows commonly in damp meadows, fens, marshes, wet swamps, wet woods, and wet rock ledges; however, it does not grow on acid peats. The plant is native of Europe and West Asia. Later, the medicinal plant has been introduced and cultivated in North America.
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