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 (drŏp′wôrt′, -wûrt′)
A Eurasian plant (Filipendula vulgaris syn. F. hexapetala) in the rose family, having finely divided leaflets and clusters of small white flowers.


1. (Plants) a Eurasian rosaceous plant, Filipendula vulgaris, with finely divided leaves and clusters of white or reddish flowers. See also meadowsweet1
2. (Plants) water dropwort any of several umbelliferous marsh plants of the genus Oenanthe, with umbrella-shaped clusters of white flowers


(ˈdrɒpˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

a European plant, Filipendula vulgaris, of the rose family, bearing small scentless white or reddish flowers.
knoldet mjødurt
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Although it has been reported that some plant extracts of this family including Angelica and Water dropwort show strong neuroprotective properties in experimental animal models of cerebral ischemia,[sup][19],[20],[21] there were few studies regarding neuroprotective effects of GLE against brain ischemic insults.
HIGHLY TOXIC HEMLOCK WATER DROPWORT I was also asked to identify a plant for a reader this week.
After flood water recedes, owners should also be sure to inspect the pastures and streams for potentially hazardous plants or other material that may have been deposited - examples include the roots of Water Dropwort which may be exposed after heavy water flow or rainfall and which may be highly toxic to grazing animals.
Persicarin from water dropwort (Oenanthe javanica) protects primaty cultured rat cortical cells from glutamate-induced neurotoxicity.
Nicole Guy was walking her red setter Bree on Tuesday when she found the poisonous parsnips, also known as Hemlock Water Dropwort.
37) To add further to the confusion, the English word 'hemlock' is used to refer to poison hemlock, water hemlock, hemlock water dropwort, lesser hemlock (also known as fool's parsley) and other herbs as well.