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Anemonella thalictroides - (L.)Spach.                
                 
Common Name Rue-Anemone
Family Ranunculaceae
Synonyms Anemone thalictroides. Syndesmon thalictroides. Thalictrum anemonoides.
Known Hazards Although no reports of toxicity have been seen for this species, it belongs to a family that contains many toxic species. The toxins are not normally fairly mild in effect and they are usually destroyed by thoroughly heating or drying the plant.
Habitats Damp deciduous and mixed open woods[43, 187].
Range Eastern N. America - New Hampshire to Massachusetts, south to Florida and west to Kansas.
Edibility Rating  
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade

Summary       

Physical Characteristics       
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Anemonella thalictroides is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in).
It is hardy to zone 4. It is in flower in April. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)

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Suitable for: light (sandy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) or semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

Anemonella thalictroides Rue-Anemone


Anemonella thalictroides Rue-Anemone
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Habitats       
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; not Deep Shade;
Edible Uses                                         
Edible Parts: Root.
Edible Uses:

Root - cooked[46, 61, 222]. Starchy[105, 177]. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.
Medicinal Uses


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Astringent.

A tea made from the roots is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and vomiting[222]. A preparation of the root has historically been used in the treatment of piles[222].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details                                         
Requires a moist shady light soil[1], it strongly resents any wetness at the roots[200]. A delicate plant for a loose leafy soil in sun or part shade[187]. Plants dislike any root disturbance, they should be planted in their final positions whilst still young[1]. A greedy plant inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54]. Plants are slow to establish, often falling victim to slug predations[200].
                                                                                 
Propagation                                         
Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in the summer. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out in the spring. Division - this is best done in the autumn by carefully removing pieces from the outside of the clump and growing them on in pots until they are established[1, 200]. Be careful to disturb the main clump as little as possible[1].
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Author                                         
(L.)Spach.
                                                                                 
Botanical References                                         
43200270
                                                                                 
Links / References                                         

[1]F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956
Comprehensive listing of species and how to grow them. Somewhat outdated, it has been replaces in 1992 by a new dictionary (see [200]).
[43]Fernald. M. L. Gray's Manual of Botany.
A bit dated but good and concise flora of the eastern part of N. America.
[46]Uphof. J. C. Th. Dictionary of Economic Plants.
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
[54]Hatfield. A. W. How to Enjoy your Weeds.
Interesting reading.
[61]Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man.
Forget the sexist title, this is one of the best books on the subject. Lists a very extensive range of useful plants from around the world with very brief details of the uses. Not for the casual reader.
[105]Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World.
The most comprehensive guide to edible plants I've come across. Only the briefest entry for each species, though, and some of the entries are more than a little dubious. Not for the casual reader.
[177]Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption.
An excellent book for the dedicated. A comprehensive listing of latin names with a brief list of edible parts.
[187]Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Perennials Volumes 1 and 2.
Photographs of over 3,000 species and cultivars of ornamental plants together with brief cultivation notes, details of habitat etc.
[200]Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
[222]Foster. S. & Duke. J. A. A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants. Eastern and Central N. America.
A concise book dealing with almost 500 species. A line drawing of each plant is included plus colour photographs of about 100 species. Very good as a field guide, it only gives brief details about the plants medicinal properties.

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