Thalictrum dioicum, Early Meadow Rue

Flower bud coming up in spring

Early Meadow Rue is a wonderful plant for moist to dry woodland gardens grown mainly for its delicate-looking lacy foliage. Plant in groups of three or more for the most impact in your garden or plant dispersed in your woodland restoration. Male and female flowers are on separate plants, so if you want pollination and seed development, it's best to plant several.

Blooms: female -whitish-green and male -yellow-green and mauve, late April into early June

Height: 2 feet

Conditions: shade to pt shade, moist-medium to medium-dry soils

Female Flowers, Early Meadow Rue.

Male flowers, Early Meadow Rue.

Early Meadow Rue leaves opening up in spring.