Thalictrum dioicum

Common name: Early Meadow Rue

Native plant

Early Meadow Rue is a spring flowering plant with green-white colored flowers that have a slight purple tinge.  Leaves are fine-textured and grey-green, and offer quite an interesting compliment to spring and early summer plants.  Plants tend to die back during the hottest months of the year, and basal leaves return in the early fall.  Although it can withstand full sun conditions, this plant prefers dappled shade.


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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

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

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils, Requires Protected Site


Moist Woods, Woodlands

Growth form


Growth rate


Flower color

Green White

Fall color



Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
2 Feet

Additional information

Pollinator hot spot

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