Common Meadow-rue - Thalictrum flavum
This plant reaches 50 to 100 cm in height and has a far reaching, rhizomatous stock. Leaves are 2 or 3 pinnate and the leaflets are oblong-wedge-shaped 3 or 4 lobed. Flowers are creamy yellow in dense panicles, stamens erect.
Wet grassy habitats, marshes and river and stream margins.
June to August.
Fairly widespread but local in Britain as far north as Inverness.
Local and sparsely distributed in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 31 of the 617 tetrads.
If the plant is in fruit, keep an eye out for the galls of Ametrodiplosis thalictricola
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