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Meadowsweet (Älggräs) Latin name:  Filipendula ulmaria Swedish name: Älggräs.  Literally ‘Elk grass’. Grows in damp places (marshes, fens, swamps, wet meadows, woods) Native to Europe and western Asia member of the Rose family fragrant it has been used to spice beer (mead) and for herbal tea contains salicylic acid (a pain killer, found in aspirin) used in midsummer and wedding celebrations

Meadowsweet (Älggräs)

Sometimes referred to nature’s aspirin, Meadowsweet is one of the most common herbs, growing wild throughout Europe and Asia, and naturalized to grow throughout North America’s Eastern coast. It is licensed as a standard medicinal tea in Germany.

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Gorgeous hollyhocks in a cottage garden--and those delphinium add such a beautiful accent of bright blue!

Purple flowers are a great way to add interest to your yard or landscape. See some of our favorite purple garden flowers!

70+ Purple Flowers For The Purple Lover In You

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The small pink flowers tone down the green and bring out the pink tulips. Anyone know what plant these pink flowers are? Tx in advance ♥ (pink version of forget me not)

Wonderful combination!

I love this look although I suspect the "globe thistle" mentioned below is sea holly. PURPLE AND BLUE: Phlox and globe thistle