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Directory of Wildflowers

Early Meadow Rue
Thalictrum dioicum

Early Meadow Rue
Early Meadow Rue

Quick Profile

Exposure
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
1 - 2 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Green
 
Bloom Season
April - May
 

Features

Greenish white flowers in drooping clusters; compound foliage with lobed leaflets.

Culture

Partial shade; moist, well drained soils.

Notes

Found in woods. Plants are dioecious (male flowers on one plant and female flowers on another plant.) Male flowers tend to be showier.