Weak-stemmed plant, sprawling over other plants
and often resembling a vine. Flowers, which are in large,
branching clusters, have 4 tiny white petals and geen to white
stamens that are club-shaped and spreading. Leaves are
divided into multiple leaflets. Many of the leaflets have
a distinct shape, oval with three large lobes at the tip.
Plant blooms in early summer in open sunny places.
Common along Wildwood Drive under the powerline.
Waxy meadow rue
occurs in the same area. It has similar leaves, except
with a smelly wax on them, and the flowers have drooping
stamens. Early meadow rue
blooms earlier and in shadier places. It too has drooping
flowers, and the leaves are distinctly different, with scalloped