Meadowsweet is just starting to flower in our British hedgerows. It is a wonderful herb, with a beautiful fragrance, which, in my opinion, easily rivals that of the Elderflower.
Meadowsweet is a herbaceous perennial shrub, native to Europe, but also found in North America. It enjoys damp conditions and grows abundantly throughout most of the UK in meadows, ditches, and beside roads and streams. It is also known as Lady of the Meadow, Queen of the Ditch and Bridewort among other names.