Common Name: Meadow Rue
Scientific Name: Thalictrum aquilegiifolium
Life Cycle: Perennial
Bloom Time: Spring, Summer
Height: Up to 3 feet
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Soil: Average, Well drained
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.