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Rue Anemone
Thalictrum thalictroides

Delicate, showy, spring-flowering native perennial that is 4-6" tall, usually growing in large groups and carpeting the forest floor. Well suited for shady conditions, restoration and rehabilitation sites. It is also a good ground cover, covering the forest floor similar to true anemones.

USDA symbol: THTH2

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height6 inches
Light ExposureShade
Soil MoistureDry, Medium
Bloom ColorPink
Rue Anemone (Rue Anemone<div><em class="small">Thalictrum thalictroides</em></div>)
Photo credit: Minnesota Wildflowers (Click to enlarge)


Flooding / Inundation ToleranceLow
General Resilience5
Salt ToleranceLow
Stress ToleranceGeneral Disturbance

Pollinator Value: Medium

Bloom MonthsMay
Pollinator BenefitInsect Pollinated, Stem Nesting, Supports Generalists

Project Planning

Project TypeErosion Control, Restoration
Coefficient of Conservatism7
Herbivore SensitivityLow
Rate of SpreadMedium
Soil StabilizationShallow
Vegetative ReproductionClonal


CountyAnoka, Carver, Chisago, Cottonwood, Dakota, Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Hennepin, Houston, Isanti, Olmsted, Ramsey, Rice, Sibley, Stearns, Steele, Wabasha, Washington, Winona, Wright
EcoregionDriftless Area, North Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Lakes and Forests, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest, Prairie Parkland