Early Meadow Rue
Long-lived polycarpic perennial
Native to the Finger Lakes Region, Eastern North America
Source of plant
Prairie Moon Nursery
Roots yellow to light brown, fibrous, from stout caudex. Stems erect, 30-80cm, glabrous or glandular. Leaves basal and cauline, petiolate. Leaf blade 1-4—-ternately compound; leaflets reniform or cordate to obovate or orbiculate, apically 3-12-lobed, 10-45mm wide, lobe margins often crenate, surfaces abaxially glabrous or glandular. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, panicles to corymbs, many flowered. Flowers: sepals greenish to purple, ovate or obovate to oval, 1.8-4mm; filaments yellow to greenish yellow, 3.5-5.5 mm; anthers 2-4mm, mucronate to acuminate; stigma purple. Achenes (3-)7--13, not reflexed, sessile or nearly so; stipe terete, 0-0.2mm; body ovoid to ellipsoid, not laterally compressed, 3.5-5mm, glabrous, very strongly veined, veins not anastomosing-reticulate; beak 1.5-3mm.
USDA Hardiness Zone