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Vick, Albert F. W.
Thalictrum thalictroides (L.) Eames & B. Boivin
Rue anemone, Rue-anemone
Synonym(s): Anemonella thalictroides, Syndesmon thalictroides
USDA Symbol: thth2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Rue-anemone is a delicate woodland perennial rising to 9 inches. At the top of the stalk is a lacy whorl of 3-parted, dark-green leaves above which rises delicate, reddish-brown stems bearing pink or white blossoms.
This slender spring flower is easily cultivated in wildflower gardens. It is similar to Wood Anemone (Anemone quinquefolia), except for the numerous flowers and rounded leaflets. The leaves of Rue Anemone are similar to those of the meadow-rues.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
, WV Canada: ON Native Distribution:
s. to n.w. FL, MS, AR
& OK Native Habitat:
& mixed woods
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Humus-rich, sometimes dry, soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
POISONOUS PARTS: All parts when fresh. Toxic only if eaten in large quantities. Symptoms include inflammation and blistering upon contact with fresh sap
and irritation of the mouth, vomiting and diarrhea following ingestion. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.) Conspicuous Flowers:
Propagate by division, root cuttings or seed. Sow seeds in fall or provide cold stratification. Seedlings will flower
the second or third year following germination. Seed Collection:
Approximate collection date for northern U.S.: Late May through Jun. Seeds can be allowed to dry out before sowing. Seed Treatment:
This species requires or benefits from a three month period of cold moist stratification in the refrigerator. Commercially Avail:
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Delaware Nature Society
- Hockessin, DEMt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2012-10-03
Research By: TWC Staff