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Thalictrum flavum

Common meadow rue

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.5m to 1m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhitish yellow

Description

Thalictrum flavum (Common meadow rue). This plant can be identified by the numerous flowers with yellow stamens. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe. STEM: Upright, little-branched. ROOT: From creeping, slender, underground stem. HAIRS: More or less hairless. STIPULES: Present LEAF-STALK: Present or upper stalkless. BRACTS: Present FLOWER STALK: About equaling flower. PETALS: 3-4 perianths, narrow. STAMENS: Numerous, yellow, held above flower. STIGMA: 1 per ovary OVARY: Few, 1-celled. SEEDS: 1, not released.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Other common names

Yellow meadow rue, Meadow rue

Origin

Europe to Caucasus, Siberia

Interest and use

Foliage, wildflower/meadow.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilBoggy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You can grow them in sun or partial-shade in any well-drained soil, You can propagate from fresh seeds in the autumn or by division in spring.

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds when fresh in the autumn, or by division in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to powdery mildew and slugs.

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