Thalictrum delavayi

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Thalictrum delavayi
Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double'
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Thalictrum
Species: T. delavayi
Binomial name
Thalictrum delavayi

Thalictrum delavayi, known by the common names Chinese meadow-rue[1] or Yunnan meadow-rue, is a species of flowering plant in the family Ranunculaceae native to China. Growing to 1.2 m (4 ft) tall by 60 cm (24 in) wide, it is a herbaceous perennial with leaves divided into many small leaflets, and panicles of lilac flowers with white stamens in summer.[2][3]

The specific epithet delavayi honours the 19th century French explorer and botanist Père Jean Marie Delavay.

The species[4] and the double-flowered cultivar 'Hewitt's Double'[5] have both gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  3. ^ "Thalictrum delavayi". UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Thalictrum delavayi". Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double'". Retrieved 5 June 2013. 

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