Thalictrum dasycarpum

Common name: Purple Meadow Rue

Native plant

Purple Meadow Rue gets its name from the long, dark purple flowering stalks.  Flowers are cream colored with showy, yellow stamens on male flowers.  Blooms occur early to mid summer and last 2-3 weeks. Prefers wetter conditions, particularly if placed in full sun.  


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Price Level: 
Perennial- Specialty Species Tier 2
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 32 (plugs)
Flat of 18 (pints)

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils



Growth form


Growth rate


Flower color

Cream Yellow

Fall color

Yellow Orange


Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
3 Feet
Max height
7 Feet
Max width
3 Feet

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