rue anemone

(Thalictrum thalictroides)

Conservation Status
rue anemone
 
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

FAC - Facultative

     
  Midwest

FACU - Facultative upland

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland

     
           
 
Description
 
 

Rue anemone is a 4 to 8 tall, erect, perennial forb that rises on one or more stems from a small cluster of black, tuberous roots.

Basal leaves arise from the base of the plant on stalks 4¾ long. The basal leaves divided into 3 segments, each segment divided into 3 stalked leaflets. The leaflets are widely egg-shaped or nearly round, to 1 wide. The upper and lower surfaces are hairless. The margins are untoothed but have 2 shallow notches toward the tip, effectively creating 3 shallow lobes.

A solitary, hairless, flowering stalk, up to 8 long, rises from the ground. At the end of the stalk is an umbel-like cluster of 1 to 6, usually no less than 3, flowers. Just below the inflorescence are 2 opposite or 3 whorled leaves, which are similar to the basal leaves.

The flowers are to 1¼ across and have 5 to 10 usually white, but sometimes pale pink-purple, petal-like sepals. There are no petals.

 
     
 

Height

 
 

4 to 8

 
     
 

Flower Color

 
 

White to pale pink-purple

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
  Eastern false rue anemone (Enemion biternatum) is often much taller, reaching up to 16. The flowers are smaller, only ½ to ¾ across, with 5 petal-like sepals that are always white. The leaves are more deeply lobed. It often forms colonies.  
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Dry or moist woods.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

April to June

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 24, 28.

 
  4/24/2016      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (dicots)  
  Superorder Ranunculanae  
 

Order

Ranunculales (buttercups, poppies, and allies)  
 

Family

Ranunculaceae (buttercup, crowfoot)  
  Subfamily Thalictroideae (columbines and meadow-rues)  
 

Genus

Thalictrum (meadow-rue)  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
       
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Anemone thalictroides

Anemonella thalictroides

Syndesmon thalictroides

Thalictrum anemoides

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

rue anemone

rue-anemone

wind-flower

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

Spring ephemeral

Early blooming, short-lived wildflower that emerges in early spring and disappears by early summer. They develop above-ground parts in March or April, quickly flower and go to seed, then die back to their underground parts by May or June.

 

Umbel

A flat-topped or convex, umbrella-shaped cluster of flowers or buds arising from more or less a single point.

       
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  MyNature Apps; Identifying Rue Anemone, Thalictrum thalictroides
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How to Identify Rue Anemone, Thalictrum thalictroides. www.mynatureapps.com

   
       
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http://www.InBloomThisWeek.com Rue Anenome - a delicate spring woodland wildflower

   
       
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A detailed look at characteristics of Rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides). These images can help to accurately identify the plant during different phases of its life cycle.

   
       
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Published on Mar 22, 2012

Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides) I captured this video in late march in zone 6

   
       
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http://www.prairiemoon.com - Rue Anemone is an early spring native woodland wildflower found across much eastern half of the United States. Delicate maroon leaves and pink flowers popping through last years' leaves are a welcome sight after a long winter. It is a true spring ephemeral in that after the flower goes to seed, the plant will go into total dormancy mid-summer.

   
       

 

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