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Thalictrum aquilegiifolium - L.

Common Name
Family Ranunculaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards The whole plant is poisonous, particularly the root[13].
Habitats Damp woods, hedges and rich upland meadows of the lower Alps, often in stony places near glaciers[13].
Range E. and C. Europe to Asia.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Thalictrum aquilegiifolium is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from May to July, and the seeds ripen from July to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects, wind.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves;  Root.
Edible Uses:

Root - raw or roasted[22, 46, 61]. Caution is advised, there is one report that suggests that the root is particularly poisonous[13]. Young leaves - cooked[105]. Caution is advised, they are possibly poisonous.

Medicinal Uses



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Cytostatic.

Cytostatic[65].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Succeeds in most fairly good soils in sun or semi-shade[1, 111]. Prefers a humus rich soil[111]. A very ornamental plant[1], it is hardy to about -25°c[187]. Grows well on a woodland edge[188]. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a cold frame[K]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. The seed can also be sown in an outdoor seedbed in spring[111]. Plant them into their permanent positions the following spring. Division in spring as new growth commences or in the autumn[111]. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is best to pot up smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame until they are growing away well. Plant them out in the summer or the following spring.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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