Thalictrum fendleri var. polycarpum

Common Name:
Meadow rue
Plant Type:
Deciduous perennial
Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
To 5-6 feet
Landscape/Garden Uses:
shade gardens
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to occasional watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
Tall stems have large, highly dissected leaves, light green to greyish green in color. The subtle flowers are less likely to be noticed, for they can be the same color as the leaves, though often they are tinged more with purple. But the sight in spring of masses of pendant stamens is very striking in a quietly beautiful way. Cool sun to part shade, moderate to occasional watering.