Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1496

Forb
Perennial
Dioecious

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

Common in Mountains (uncommon in NC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Look for it in seepages, moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Ternately decompound
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellowish (stamens)
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
Petals absent
Superior ovary
Inflorescence paniculate

FRUIT:
Spring
Aggregate of achenes

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thalictrum dioicum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-11-004:
Thalictrum dioicum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Early Meadow-rue


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_thdi_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0404x_34

April    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Stamens are 1/4" long, threadlike, yellowish, in pendulous clusters, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm0404y_16

April    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

All leaves have long petioles; leaflets may have as many as 9 rounded lobes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves that resemble Thalictrum

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JK Marlow    jkm070422_040

April    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm070422_043

April    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaflets kidney-shaped or oval, broader toward tip, 5-9 lobed, 0.5-2" wide, per Wildflowers in the Field and Forest.

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JK Marlow    jkm070422_048

April    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm120421_209

April    Hendersonvlle County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm120421_212

April    Hendersonvlle County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

Comes into flower in early spring, before any of the other Thalictrum, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm120421_223

April    Hendersonvlle County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

Sepals ovate or obovate, 1-3.5mm long. Anthers 1.5-3mm long, filaments longer, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm120426_696

April    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm130420_424

April    Transylvania County    NC

Foothills Trail

[Pistillate flowers] Stigmas usually elongate, styles short or absent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Keith Bradley    kab_t_dioicum_1052

April    Polk County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm120505_043

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

Achenes coarsely ribbed, ellipsoid, subsessile, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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JK Marlow    jkm140517_821

May    Transylvania County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm140517_828

May    Transylvania County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm150508_942

May    Union County    GA

Sosebee Cove

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtdioicum_pw372

May