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Early Meadow Rue
Thalictrum dioicum

Early Meadow Rue is a woodland plant that blooms in early spring. Its fern-like foliage lasts through the fall.

USDA symbol: THDI

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height1 to 3 feet
Light ExposurePart Sun
Soil MoistureMedium
Bloom ColorWhite, Green
Early Meadow Rue (Early Meadow Rue<div><em class="small">Thalictrum dioicum</em></div>)
Photo credit: Minnesota Wildflowers (Click to enlarge)


Flooding / Inundation ToleranceModerate
General Resilience6
Salt ToleranceLow

Pollinator Value: High

Bloom MonthsApril to May
Pollinator BenefitStem Nesting

Project Planning

Project TypeRain Garden, Restoration
Coefficient of Conservatism7
Herbivore SensitivityLow
Rate of SpreadMedium
Soil StabilizationShallow
Vegetative ReproductionClonal


CountyAitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Benton, Blue Earth, Brown, Carlton, Cass, Chippewa, Chisago, Clay, Clearwater, Cook, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Fillmore, Goodhue, Hennepin, Houston, Hubbard, Isanti, Itasca, Kandiyohi, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Le Sueur, Marshall, McLeod, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Mower, Nicollet, Norman, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pennington, Pine, Polk, Pope, Ramsey, Red Lake, Rice, Roseau, Sherburne, Sibley, St. Louis, Stearns, Steele, Todd, Wabasha, Wadena, Waseca, Washington, Winona, Wright
EcoregionDriftless Area, Lake Agassiz Plain, North Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Glaciated Plains, Northern Lakes and Forests, Northern Minnesota Wetlands, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest, Prairie Parkland, Tallgrass Aspen Parklands