It’s hard to photographically convey the delicate beauty of western meadow rue. You may see this leafy plant when walking the trails at Peavy Arboretum. Compound leaves with three-lobed leaflets. The male and female flowers are found on different plants. Flowering from early to mid-summer, the male flowers have dangling purple anthers and the female flowers are upright clusters. Meadow rue makes a beautiful companion to bleeding heart in a shady garden or forest understory.