Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Meadow-sweet

Meadow-sweet (Spireea Ulmaria), a beautiful British plant belonging to the rose tribe. It grows abundantly in wet places, reaching a height of several feet. Its stems are tinged with red; its leaves, pinnate with a large terminal lobe, a serrate margin, and rather a dark green colour; and its small cream-coloured and fragrant flowers, crowded in a dense and elegantly-branched terminal cluster, technically known as an anthela.