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Thalictrum pubescens

Tall meadow rue, king of the meadow (Thalictrum polygamum)

Best planted in sunny, moist sites, tall meadow rue can reach heights of up to ten feet, though perhaps infrequently. With small fluffy flowers followed by white to pink fruits borne by the female plants, this species is an important pollen and nectar source for a variety of insects.

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Height: 18-60 in
Spread: 18-36 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Wet
Ecoregion
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
Ornamental Interest
Summer Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Host Plant
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


Tall meadow rue - Thalictrum pubescens from Native Plant Trust
Tall meadow rue - Thalictrum pubescens from Native Plant Trust
Tall meadow rue - Thalictrum pubescens from Native Plant Trust