subsp glaucum
(THALICTRUM speciosissimum)

Meadow Rue



Height: 3-4' (90-120cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: Yellow

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Magnoliidae (Magnolia Superorder)
Order: Ranunculales (Buttercup Order)
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
Genus: Thalictrum (Meadow Rue)
Species: flavum (yellow)
Subpecies: glaucum (with a powdery bloom)
Thalictrum flavum

Thalictrum flavum subsp glaucum is a useful plant for the back of a border. It is a perennial, forming a basal rosette of bluish leaves similar to those of Aquilegia, with tall branching stems of fluffy yellow flowers in late spring and early summer.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


Inside (16 days)
Outside (129 days)

Seed Pod The seed pod is a small flattish 'D' shape. Each tiny flower can produce its own seedpod.

Seed The seeds are small brown grains with pointed ends. There are several seeds in each seed pod.

Seedling The seedling has bluish divided leaves.

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