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Meadow Rue
Thalictrum fendleri
  
About Meadow Rue (Thalictrum fendleri) 19 Nurseries Carry This Plant Meadow Rue is a native perennial herb in the Ranunculaceae (Buttercup) family. However, it looks nothing like the conventional image of a Buttercup. It is widespread in Western North America. In California it is found in many locations including the Bay Area, central coast, Coast Ranges, Sierras, and coastal Southern California. It is found from sea level to 10,500 ft., most often in moist forest or woodland areas. It is a shade lover and works well with ferns and other shade plants. In warmer or drier areas it may go dormant in summer and die back to the ground, as some ferns do, but should recover with normal watering.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
3 - 6 ft tall
1 ft wide

Form
Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Moderate

Dormancy
Dormancy
Summer Semi-Deciduous

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Shade, Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 1x / month once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to -20° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Medium, Slow

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers loamy soil with organic matter. Soil PH: 5.0 - 8.0

Common uses
Common uses
Deer Resistant

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Meadows, moist areas, wet rocky walls, openings in forest or woodland

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 6.1" - 108.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 3.77", Coldest Month: 21.2" - 54.7", Hottest Month: 40.6" - 82.3", Humidity: 0.36" - 33.39", Elevation: 3" - 12863"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Fendler Meadowrue, Fendler's Meadow-rue, Fendler's Meadowrue


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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