Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Part Sun – Shade
Height: 1-3 feet
Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Season: April – May
Suggested Uses: Early Meadow Rue is an excellent delicately textured wildflower that is a beautiful addition to woodlands. Grows well on wooded slopes, even those with clay soil. The foliage is similar in appearance to Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis). The flowers are loosely arranged in delicate terminal clusters.
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the U.S. Native throughout Minnesota except for the southwest corner of the state.
Pollinators: A unique wind-pollinated flower!
Flowers: The flowers are about 1/4″ long with no petals. The male and female flowers grow on different plants. The male flowers have many showy yellow stamens, the female flowers have a few purple pistils.
Leaves: The leaves are divided into 3-4 round, lobed, 1/2″-2″ segments.
More information: USDA plant profile