Thalictrum minus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRanunculaceaeThalictrumThalictrum minus


A morphologically variable, perennial herb found in calcareous or other base-rich habitats where competition is low, including fixed dunes, scrubby banks, rocky lake and river edges, limestone and serpentine cliffs, limestone grassland and pavement and montane rock ledges. It also occurs in other habitats, including churchyards, hedge banks and roadsides, as a garden escape. 0-855 m (Snowdon, Caerns.).



World Distribution

Eurasian Boreo-temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1185

Height (cm): 70

Perennation - primary


Life Form - primary




Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 504

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 89

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: 0.56

Weighted Changed Factor: -9

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)


JNCC Designations


Atlas text references

Atlas (26b)
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Jalas & Suominen (1989)
Meusel H, Jäger E, Weinert E
1965.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 1. 2 vols.