This small, delicate wildflower is one of the first woodland plants to bloom in the spring!
Photo by and (c)2007 Derek Ramsey
Soil Moisture: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Part Sun – Shade
Bloom Color: Light Pink – White
Bloom Season: April – May
Suggested Uses: Rue Anemone is of the first woodland plants to pop up and bloom in the spring. It is beautiful. An excellent addition to woodland gardens.
Native Range: Native to Appalachia, the Ozarks and scattered areas surrounding. Native to the southeastern corner of Minnesota.
Flowers: There are 1-4 flowers on each plant with one 1″ flower per branch. There are no petals, instead each flower has 5-8 petal-like sepals. They have many stamens and yellow anthers.
Leaves: The opposite leaves have a stalk or petiole extending from the main plant stalk. They are divided into 3 branches, each with a single leaflet. The leaflets are slightly three lobed or notched.
Name: The common name “Rue” refers to the fact that the leaves resemble the Meadow Rue.
Other Names: Thalictrum thalictroides, Mayflower
More Information: USDA PLANT profile