General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 8-30 inches
Plant Spread: 12-24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Flower Color: Green
Other: Green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 2 months cold moist treatment
Suitable for wintersowing
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

Common names
  • Early Meadow-Rue
  • Meadow Rue
  • Early Meadowrue
  • Quicksilver Weed
  • Dioecious Meadowrue

Photo Gallery
Location: Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2014-05-10
The wet broad leaves in the shot don't belong to the flowers, ear
Location: IL
Date: 2015-05-15
Location: Illinois, US
Date: 2017-04-18

Date: c. 1879
illustration from Meehan's 'Native Flowers and Ferns', 1879
Location: Lucketts, Loudoun County, Virginia
Date: 2013-05-05
Devgeloping seed heads

Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
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