Thalictrum alpinum. Alpine meadow rue.

Life-form & Growth Form:

Hemicryptophyte. Herbaceous perennial. Rhizomatous, rhizome far-creeping. 

Flowering period: 

June to August.


Montane on damp rock ledges, open edge of stony streams and flushes, also open grassland. Prefers base-rich substrates.  


Overgrazing by livestock. Drainage and cutting of peat within upland blanket bog. Being an Arctic-alpine species, climate change is likely to have an adverse effect in the long term.  

Static distribution map:
Thalictrum alpinum
Thalictrum alpinum
For an interactive map follow this link to the BSBI webpage