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Hi - I've been trying to be patient and wait for this to flower but I can't take it anymore!! It does have tiny little buds waiting. It has shot up from nowhere to cover a sizeable area in my newly inherited garden. I wondered at some kind of Thalictrum? Or something from the carrot family?

I should say the previous owners motto must have been 'only grow invasive plants'




I think its one of the Ruta family (not graveolens though)
When it flowers with sprays of tiny yellow flowers you can see the similarity to thalictrum. I find the leaves very useful in flower arrangements, but have never found it spreading aggressively - easily kept in check once a year.
It does disappear completely in winter. I would dig most of it out and leave a small patch which makes a pretty filler for a difficult corner.

8 Jun, 2012


the foliage is beautiful - i think i will dig it up after flowering and dot it around the garden i love it - even before seeing the flowers

8 Jun, 2012


The flowers are very insignificant. If you plan to dot it around be aware that it does sprawl.

9 Jun, 2012


hi steragram - you're right, it's sprawling everywhere since the rain. the buds are staying stubbornly closed.

fingers crossed it might warm up soon. ooh what's that a flying pig? brrr

11 Jun, 2012


Not seen any yet but you never know...

11 Jun, 2012

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