Tall meadow rue flowers don't have any petals; the white starbursts are made up of stamens. The plant has delicate, finely divided leaves.
- Synonyms: Thalictrum polygamum
- Family: buttercup (Ranunculaceae)
- Habitat: swamps, streamsides
- Height: 3-8 feet
- Flower size: 1/3 inch across
- Flower color: white
- Flowering time: July to September
- Origin: native
In close-up, it becomes apparent that meadow rue flowers have no petals; the conspicuous part of the flower is the white filaments of the stamens.