Friday, April 5, 2013

Rue Anemone

Rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides) has been blooming in my woodland garden for at least half the month of March, and continues to be beautiful.This wildflower grows from tuberous roots and its foliage reminds me of maidenhair fern. It's flowers appear in both singles and umbels of 3 or more.
It's name has been the brunt of much nomenclatural tinkering through the years since it was first named by Linnaeus. But you have to admit Thalictrum thalictroides is a wonderful sounding name, even if it does mean "a rue anemone that's like a rue anemone".

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