Thalictrum

Thalictrum, is a large genus of around 120-200 species in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae, distributed around temperate regions. Their defining characteristics are finely divided leaves and flowers without petals, but with long colorful stamens in loose clusters. Some species have coloured sepals. They usually prefer moist soil and varying amounts of shade.

Thalictrum diffusiflorum
Thalictrum diffusiflorum

Diffuse-flowered Meadow-rue

Diffuse-flowered meadow-rue is a medium sized perennial with light purple flowers.

Thalictrum delavayi
Thalictrum delavayi

Chinese Meadow-rue

Chinese meadow-rue is a tall perennial with lilac flowers.

Thalictrum aquilegiifolium
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium

Meadow Rue

Meadow rue is a tall perennial with cream, lilac or reddish purple flowers.