Above: Tall Meadow-rue on shore of Retaining Pond in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/17/20).
Tall Meadow-rue - Thalictrum dasycarpum
Tall Meadow-rue is a native that grows from 3 to 6 feet. It prefers full to partial sun with moderate moisture to wet locations such as meadows and streambanks.
Tall Meadow-rue male and female flowers are usually on separate plants. They bloom from June to July.
Male flowers have about 12 dangling white to greenish stamens with pale yellow tips.
The female flowers have about 10 thread-like white pistils that resemble petals. The female flowers forms a cluster of dry seeds.
Other Names: Purple meadow-rue.
Above: Comparison of Tall Meadow-rue female (L) and male (R) flowers on different plants.
Above: Tall Meadow-rue leaves on female plant on July 1, 2020.
For more information on Tall Meadow-rue, visit Wikipedia.
Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Tall Meadow-rue - Thalictrum dasycarpum.
Above: Tall Meadow-rue on shore of Retaining Pond in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/14/20).
Above: Tall Meadow-rue male flowers. (6/16/20).
Above: Tall Meadow-rue female flowers. (7/01/20).
Above: 1913 Tall Meadow-rue illustration.
Above: Tall Meadow-rue specimen collected June 28, 1980 in Dane County on edge of a sedge meadow.