Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Early Meadowrue
Thalictrum dioicum
Location: Several in western fringe of woods
One of the first spring wildflowers, Early Meadowrue is covered with dainty white and gold flowers that are suspended above lovely, lacy blue-green foliage. Reaching a height of two to four feet, the foliage alone serves as an excellent focal point in the woodland. Plant two feet apart, in groups of three to five to create a stunning background for other shadeloving plants.
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Genus: Thalictrum (meadowrue)
Family: Ranunculaceae (buttercup family)
Order: Ranunculales (ranuncules)
Class: Liliopsida (Monocots)
Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)