Thalictrum pubescens

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characteristics

A tall (up to 2.7 m) perennial with smooth, hollow, plum-coloured stems. Delicate, finely divided leaves have a bluish hue. Clusters of flowers, although lacking petals, are conspicuous due to the numerous white filaments of the stamens.

T SSN H W sun soil H2O fire N2 pH summer fall flower (seed)
P CW-W 1.5 0.4 S/PS F-M-C M - - - green (plum) - cream

habitat

Swamps, marshes, along streams and riverbanks.

uses

Mainly visited by Syrphid (hover) flies.

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T = type: A = annual | B = biennial | P = perennial | SS = subshrub | D = deciduous | C = coniferous
██ = cold stratify | ██ = cold stratify & scarify | ██ = plant directly | ██ = scarify | ██ = not from seed
SSN = season: C = cool | W = warm | Y = late
H = height (in metres) | W = width (in metres) | B = bunch | S = sod | SB = sod/bunch
sun: S = full sun | S/PS = sun or partial shade | PS = partial shade | SH = full shade
soil: F = fine | M = medium | C = coarse
H2O = moisture requirement: D = dry | M = moist | W = wet | Z = aquatic
fire = fire tolerance: - = unknown | X = none | = some | •• = moderate | ••• = high tolerance
N2 = nitrogen fixing: = yes
summer = foliage colour | fall = foliage (stem) colour | flower (seed) = flower (seed / fruit) colour, if conspicuous
pH = acidity - alkalinity