Small meadow-rue


Thalictrum simplex


I measure between 50 cm and 1 meter tall. I am a rare plant that is protected in Alsace. Widespread throughout Alsace in the 19th  century, all trace of me slowly disappeared until I was rediscovered in a meadow in Robertsau in 2012. Because I am so rare, I am receiving special attention.

Where and when can you find me in the reserve ?

  • I prefer meadows and the hot, dry forest borders.
  • My white to yellow flowers resemble small hanging pompoms. They only flower briefly between June and July.

What other species might you mistake me for ?

  • My flowers and foliage are so distinctive that it’s difficult to confuse me with any other plant.
Conservation status
  • Red list of vascular plants in metropolitan France: Data Deficient (DD).
  • Red list of endangered vascular plants in Alsace: Endangered (EN).
  • Protected in Alsace.
Remember that picking flowers and plants is prohibited in the nature reserves.

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