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Greater Meadow-Rue

Thalictrum aquilegifolium

Description:

The leaves are alternate, bipinnately compound, commonly glaucous blue-green in colour.The flowers are small and apetalous (no petals), but have numerous long stamens, often brightly white, yellow, pink or pale purple, and are produced in conspicuous dense inflorescences

Habitat:

Royal Botanical Gardens, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Notes:

Thalictrum is a genus of 120-200 species of herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the buttercup family native mostly to temperate regions.Thalictrum is a taxonomically difficult genus with poorly understood species boundaries; it is in need of further taxonomic and field research for clarification. It is unrelated to the true rue (family Rutaceae), but resembles it in having the petiole twice or thrice divided

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15 Comments

yulia8473
yulia8473 10 years ago

Rob I agree, although i am still a bit confused why they had another name card there, which they emailed me. but i guess mistakes happen

"Fascinating shawl of the tree!"

RobShedden
RobShedden 10 years ago

Possibly Thalictrum aquilegifolium, see link below.....
http://www.findmeplants.co.uk/photo-thal...

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

Rob, could it be a pink flowered hybrid?

yulia8473
yulia8473 10 years ago

People in the garden there ided it and it even has a name tag now..

RobShedden
RobShedden 10 years ago

I agree it looks like Thalictrum, however, Thalictrum pubescens is a white flower.

yulia8473
yulia8473 10 years ago

finally, ided. and it was Royal Botanical Gardens, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, not Edwards Botanical Gardens

yulia8473
yulia8473 10 years ago

nope, the flowers are shown on the picture in actual size, ageratum is way smaller

RobShedden
RobShedden 10 years ago

Ageratum maybe?

yulia8473
yulia8473 10 years ago

Unfortunately it didn't have ID card as they have in Royal botanical gardens in Burlington

yulia8473
yulia8473 10 years ago

Unfortunately it didn't have ID card with it

yulia8473
yulia8473 10 years ago

No to foliage pics. I spotted it at Toronto botanical gardens (Edwards gardens), just outside, no to greenhouse

RobShedden
RobShedden 10 years ago

I am having trouble IDing this one...however it is not sasparilla, do you have any other photos which include the foliage. Any other info you can pass forward about habit and habitat?

yulia8473
yulia8473 10 years ago

yes, all the pictures i found in google had white flowers.. that was my concern. Thanks, I left him a comment

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

It sure does look like it. I've never seen them with pink flowers. Check out my friend's spotting. Maybe ask him what he thinks.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/645...

yulia8473
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yulia8473

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jun 18, 2011
Submitted on Jun 18, 2011

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