Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Thalictrum pubescens   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thalictrum pubescens   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Thalictrum pubescens

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Thalictrum pubescens var. pubescens

INCLUDED WITHIN & NOMEN NUDUM VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-11-009:
Thalictrum polygamum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN & NOMEN NUDUM Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Thalictrum polygamum

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Tall Meadow-rue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadow-rue


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Look for it in bogs, marshes, wet forests, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

 

full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Complexly compound, with 2+ levels of pinnate and/or ternate compoundness
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White (filaments)
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
4(-6) sepals
Petals absent
Superior ovary
Inflorescence paniculate

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Aggregate of achenes

 

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Thalictrum pubescens   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

Common Tall Meadow-rue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadow-rue