Meadow Rue

Depending on the taxonomist consulted, there are between 120 and 200 species of herbaceous perennials in this genus. They come mostly from the temperate regions of the world. Despite the common name, they are not related to the true rue plants that are found in the Rutaceae Family. The term "rue" comes from the Latin word, ruta, which means "bitter-leaved".



Thalictrum alpinum Alpine Meadow Rue
T. aquilegifolium Columbine Meadow Rue
T. delavayi Yunnan Meadow Rue
T. dipterocarpum  
T. dioicum Early Meadow Rue
T. minus Low Meadow Rue
T. occidentale Western Meadow Rue
T. polygamum Tall Meadow Rue
T. rochebrunianum Lavender Mist Meadow Rue
T. rugosum  
T. speciosissimum Dusty Meadow Rue
T. thalictroides
aka Anemonella thalictroides
Rue Anemone
T. venulosum Veiny Meadow Rue

Species Hgt
T. aquilegifolium 2-3 Lilac Blue-green
T. delavayi 2-4 Lilac Green
T. minus 1-2 Yellow Green
T. speciosissimum 3-5 Yelow Blue-green

* Guides and Keys are from the book "Herbaceous Perennial Plants A Treatise on their Identification, Culture and Garden Attributes" by Dr Allan M. Armitage of the University of Georgia. Varsity Press, Athens, Georgia. 1989 ISBN 0-942375-00. More on Dr Armitage and his other books.


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