Sun Exposure: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist, Wet
Soil Type: Rich, sandy or calcareous loams. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam Clay Loam Acid-based, Calcareous
Bloom Time: May-June
Bloom Color: white, yellow, green, purple
Attracts: Butterflies, native bees, birds
Pollinator BenefitL: Early season nectar for butterflies and bees and pollen source for native bees
Tall Meadow-rue (Thailictrum dasycarpum) is a stout, upright perennial, 2-6 ft. high, with purplish stems branching in the upper portion. The flowers, which occur in loose, delicate, terminal clusters, are creamy-green with petal-like sepals falling as they open. Numerous, colored, thread-like stamens remain, becoming drooping and tangled. The leaves are divided into numerous, three-lobed leaflets. The leaves are pleasing and can be described as lacy, fine-textured, medium green, compound foliage (superficially resembling columbine or maidenhair fern).