Photo by and (c)2007 Derek Ramsey
Soil: Mesic Sun: Partial, Shade Height: 4-8″ Color: Lavender Blooms: Apr-May 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