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- Botanical Latin Name: Thalictrum Thalictroides Common Name: Rue anemone Sun Exposure: Partial sun, partial shade Hardiness Zones: Three to 10 Mature Height: Nine inches Spread: 6 inches Spacing: 6 inches
Botanical Latin Name: Thalictrum Thalictroides
Common Name: Rue anemone
Sun Exposure: Partial sun, partial shade
Hardiness Zones: Three to 10
Mature Height: Nine inches
Spread: 6 inches
Spacing: 6 inches
Growth Rate: Fast
Flowering Time: Early spring
How Long It Flowers: A few days
Flower Color: White with a pinkish blush or pink
Soil Requirements: Loose, loamy, somewhat dry but fertile soil
Pruning: Not necessary
Flower Form: This plant appears to have beautiful, delicate flowers. Like the dogwood, the white or pearl pink petals aren’t petals but sepals, with clusters of tiny, petal-less flowers in the center. The plant doesn’t have any leaves. The leaflets are roundish and have three lobes. They are found right below the flower as if supporting it. The plant goes dormant during the summer. The fruits are achenes, which are fruits that hold only one seed. The rue anemone’s achene darkens as it ripens. Division, seeds or cuttings should propagate the rue anemone from the roots. The seeds should be sowed outdoors in the fall. Thalictrum thalictroides is a native Missouri woodland wildflower that grows up to 9" high and features white flowers with 5-10 petal-like sepals (usually 5) and numerous greenish-yellow stamens. Flowers appear in loose clusters above whorls of three-lobed leaves, but each flower has its own stem. Flowers infrequently have a pink tinge. A long-blooming spring flower with a delicate, dainty appearance. Typically grows in the wild on wooded slopes and ridges. Plant becomes dormant in summer. Synonymous with Anemonella thalictroides. Genus name comes from the Greek word thaliktron which was a name used by Dioscorides to describe a plant in this genus.
Specific epithet is in reference to the plant's three-lobed, dark green leaves which resemble meadow rue (Thalictrum).
The leaf's similarity to meadow rue and the flower's similarity to anemone, when combined, result in the common name of rue anemone.