Rose family (Rosaceae)
Perennial with thick woody rhizome. Stem reaches heights of 0.5-2 m. Leaves arranged helically, interruptedly pinnate. Main side leaves in 2-5 pairs, sessile, ovate, pointed, while small leaflets between them sessile. Stipules large and persistent. Quintupartite flowers hermaphrodite, small, numerous, scented, of diameter 5-9 mm, clustered in large apical panicle. Petals and sepals of pale-cream colour. Flowers Jun.-Aug.
Grows on moist to wet, fertile soils. Occurs in all communities of riparian or alder forest, in wet forest-edge communities, on meadows and along watercourses. A medicinal plant.
Descriptions devised by the team at the Independent Department of Forest Botany, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, i.e. L. Witkowska-Żuk, K. Marciszewska, W. Ciurzycki, A. Obidziński and P. Zaniewski.