Rue Anemone doesn’t have any petals, but rather has 6 to 10 white or pinkish showy sepals. It has many thin-filamented stamens above a cluster of several green urn-shaped pistils.
Rue Anemone will usually have multiple thin-stemmed blossoms rising above the upper leaves. It can easily be confused with False Rue Anemone, which looks similar, but False Rue Anemone will usually have 5 white sepals (no petals), and the leaves are deeply lobed.
Rue anemone’s blossoms rise above a whorl of leaves, each with three leaflets which have slight indentations, forming 3 lobes per leaflet.
- First Flower: Date the first flowers are fully open. When open, you will see the stamens among the unfolded petals.
- Full Flower: Date when half or more of the flowers are completely open
- First Ripe Fruit: Date when you notice the first fruits becoming fully ripe or seeds dropping naturally from the plant. Ripening is indicated by the berries turning red, yellow, orange, or maroon.
- Full Fruiting: Date when half or more of the fruits are completely ripe or seeds are dropping naturally from the plant.
- All Leaves Withered: Date when most or all of the leaves that developed this season, have lost green color or are dried and dead.
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