Thalictrum occidentale

  • Thalictrum occidentale  meadow rue
meadow rue

With delicate foliage like a columbine, this perennial grows 2 to 3 feet round, spreading slowly. It has graceful panicles of pale green flowers with purple stamens on male plants, green pistils on the females. It can be grown in full sun near the coast, part shade anywhere. Some summer water will lengthen its season.