Thalictrum dioicum

Early Meadow Rue

Names and Myths

Thalictrum Greek name Thalia the blooming one, muse of pastoral poetry and comedy.2

dioicum dioecious

Natural history / Folklore

Wind pollinated, Staminate flowers with protruding yellow anthers with thread-like filaments. Pistillate flowers less showy


Masses of greenish white flowers, divided leaves with three rounded  leaflets. Late in the season leaves turn dark shades of reddish purple.15 Moist thickets, and roadsides

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