Tall Meadow-rue

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Tall Meadow-rue in Bloom

The buzzing of happy bees can be heard around the Native Habitat Garden this time of year, visiting blooming flowers such as this Tall Meadow-rue (Thalictrum pubescens). A favorite among most pollinator insects in eastern North America, tall meadow-rue is one of at least ten other species of meadow-rue in the region. “King-of-the-meadow” is also a member of the buttercup family, making it not so distantly related to species of columbine, cohosh, and larkspur. The dainty white flowers emerge from the 3-7 foot tall stalk from June to August.

Photo by Mary Linkevich.