Irish wildflowers

Lesser Meadow-rue, Thalictrum minus, Rú léana beag
Photos: The Burren, Co.Clare

Lesser Meadow-rue
Thalictrum minus
Rú léana beag
Family: Ranunculaceae

Flowering June-September. Perennial. Native.

Clusters of purplish green-yellow flowers with 12+ prominent stamens.
Bi-pinnate leaves, leaflets usually lobed or shallow-toothed. Slender stems.
Almost hairless plant. Variable. Height: 30-100cm.

Mainly coastal. Calcareous or neutral rocky or stony ground, dunes, lake edges, limestone pavements, mountain rock ledges. Very local distribution, mainly found in W Ireland, decreasing.
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