* Fendler’s Meadowrue – Thalictrum fendleri var. polycarpum
(Thal-IK-trum FEND-ler-eye poly-CAR-pum )

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Gardening sheet thalictrum fendleri

  1. 1. * Fendler’s Meadowrue – Thalictrum fendleri var. polycarpum (Thal-IK-trum FEND-ler-eye poly-CAR-pum ) Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family) Native to: Western N. America from Baja, NV/UT to OR. In forested areas including the Santa Monica/San Gabriel Mtns; moist, open/shaded places in forests, along streams usually < 5000 ft. herbaceous perennial mature height: 2-4 ft. mature width: 2-3 ft. Drought-deciduous herbaceous perennial that dies back to the root in dry summer conditions. Foliage primarily in basal rosette. Leaves bright green, much divided with rounded leaflets. Plant looks fern- or columbine-like. Pretty and unusual. Plants do have a strange odor – smell before you purchase. Note: stems and roots may be poisonous if eaten. Growth characteristics: Blooms in mid- to late spring – usually Aril-June in local gardens. Plants are dioecious (separate male & female plants); male flowers are the showy ones, so most plants sold by nurseries are male. Male flowers in clusters on drooping stalks – very unusual and showy (in a quiet way). Flower color: green or white with pink-purple (see photo). Blooms/fruits: Uses in the garden: Most often used as a perennial for shady areas of the garden. Lovely addition to the woodland garden, with native ferns, grasses, Heuchera. Fine under oaks and other large trees. Should do fine in a large container or in a shady flower bed. Plant where you can enjoy the unusual flowers (near seating; along a shady walkway). More showy when massed. Native Californians used an infusion externally for pain. Sensible substitute for: Non-native perennials. Requirements: Element Sun Soil Water Fertilizer Other Requirement Part-shade to quite shady in our area. Any texture – sandy to clay; any local pH. Needs moist soil until after flowering; then does fine at Water Zone 2 or 1-2 (very occasional summer water) Loves a leaf litter mulch; would accept low doses of fertilizer. Leaf or other organic mulch. Management: Prune out dead foliage in late summer after seeds have spread. Propagation: from seed: fresh seed – no pre-treatment by divisions: in spring Plant/seed sources (see list for source numbers): 1, 3, 5, 8, 10-14, 19, 20, 25 4/29/13 © Project SOUND

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