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Thalictrum aquilegifolium

Common Name(s):
Columbine meadow rue, Meadow rue, Meadow-rue
Categories:
Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

Meadow-rue has beautiful, dissected bluish green leaves which resemble those of columbine. There are separate male and female plants. The males have showier flowers, held in a powder puff like panicles 6 or 8" wide. The cultivar 'Thundercloud' has deep purple flowers.

Season:
Late spring
Height:
2-4 ft.
Flower Color:
lilac
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8
Foliage:
Lacy columbine-like bluish green foliage
Flower:
6-8 in. airy panicles of pink tufted flowers; male and female plants
Site:
Moist, well drained soil
Propagation:
division in spring, seed
Exposure:
Partial shade
Soil:
moist, cool, well drained
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Eastern Europe
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 783

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