Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1495

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Look for it in seepages, moist forests, spray cliffs at waterfalls, brookbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Mostly ternately decompound; upper bracteal leaves ternately compound or simple
Basal & mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White (filaments)
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
Petals absent
Numerous petaloid stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence paniculate

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Aggregate of achenes

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Thalictrum clavatum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thalictrum clavatum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-11-002:
Thalictrum clavatum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Meadow-rue, Lady-rue


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_thcl_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0504t_25

April    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

Leaflets kidney-shaped or oval, broader toward tip, 4-7 lobed, 1-1.5" wide, per Wildflowers in the Field and Forest.


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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtclavatum_cane1

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

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JK Marlow    jkm120506_428

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm120506_430

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm120506_538

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

Filaments of stamens are white & dilated, suggesting club-shaped petals, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm120506_542

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

The southern mountains' only Thalictrum w perfect [bisexual] flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm120506_550

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm120517_910

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm120517_916

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm140517_836

May    Transylvania County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm140517_838b

May    Transylvania County    NC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_clavatum_6_2

May        

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JK Marlow    jkm140627_496

June    Transylvania County    NC

Foothills Trail

Achene concave or straight on the upper surface, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm140627_499

June    Transylvania County    NC

Foothills Trail

Achene scimitar-shaped. Inflorescence branches stiff & diverge at acute angles, per Weakley's Flora.


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JK Marlow    jkm180821_3928

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain