Thalictrum flavum

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Thalictrum flavum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Thalictrum
Species: T. flavum
Binomial name
Thalictrum flavum

Thalictrum flavum, known by the common names common meadow-rue[1] and yellow meadow-rue, is a flowering plant species in the family Ranunculaceae, native to Caucasus and Russia (Siberia). Growing to 100 cm (39 in) tall by 45 cm (18 in) broad, it is an herbaceous perennial producing clusters of fluffy yellow fragrant flowers in summer. The flowers are composed of short sepals and longer, erect stamens.[2][3]

The subspecies T. flavum subsp. glaucum has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[4]

The specific epithet flavum means "pure yellow".[5]


the plant has three web shaped lobed leafletes which are dark green


  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. ^ The Wild Flower Key British Isles - N W Europe, by Francis Rose, 1991, ISBN 0 7232 2419 6
  4. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Thalictrum flavum subsp. glaucum". Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315. 

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