Latin Name:Filipendula ulmaria; syn. spiraea ulmaria
Family Name: Rosaceae
Not much research can be found regarding the suitability of Meadowsweet for tortoises. We do know that it is regarded as a good digestive tonic for humans, that gypsies traditionally use the flowers as a spring tonic for their horses, and that it has anti-inflammatory properties, but we also know that it contains tannins, methyl salicylate, and salicylic acid. In view of this we advise erring on the side of caution and only feeding in small quantities, if at all, as part of a varied diet. Most varieties of Meadowsweet have white flowers, but there are pink varieties.