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Rue Anemone
Thalictrum thalictroides
(formerly Anemonella thalictroides)

Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides) Other common names: Windflower

Other scientific names: Anemonella thalictroides

French names: Anémone fauxpigamon

Family: Buttercup Family (Ranunculaceae)

Group: Anemones

Distinctive features: Small white spring wildflowers, low to the ground.

Similar species:
  •   Wood Anemone (Anemone quinquefolia) - Very similar, but the leaves are different.

Flowers: Spring;  White;  7 or more parts (petals)

Leaves: Compound

Habitat: Forests

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 392    Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 22   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: thalictroides: like "thalictrum"

Photographs: 197 photographs available, of which 8 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

Rue Anemones are bright little spring ephemerals.

Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

Enjoy these beautiful little spring wildflowers while they last - they bloom and then disappear quickly!

Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

They're not very large.

The petals vary from rounded to almost pointed, as shown here.

Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

Some Rue Anemone leaves.

Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

Full plant from the side.

Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

Nice set of Rue Anemone plants in the open spring woods.

Range map for Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)