Meadow Rue

Common Name: Meadow Rue

Scientific Name: Thalictrum aquilegiifolium

Family: Ranunculaceae

Habitat: Meadows

Native: No

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer

Height: Up to 3 feet

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil: Average, Well drained

Pollinators: Butterflies

Description: Meadow Rue is a purple, non-native perennial wildflower that blooms between late spring to early summer and is native to Europe and central Asia. Meadow Rue, which prefers to grow in full sun and average, well drained soil, can also be identified by its lacy, columbine-like leaves and is known for attracting butterflies. This photo of Meadow Rue was taken in the Woodland Garden at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.