Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1497

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

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

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

LEAVES:
Ternately & pinnately decompound
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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

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

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thalictrum pubescens   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

<LESS THAN & NOMEN NUDUM VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-11-009:
Thalictrum polygamum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

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


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image of Thalictrum pubescens

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_thpo8_001_lvd

        

image of Thalictrum pubescens

JK Marlow    jkm0507f_17

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

Stamens are club-shaped, white, not drooping, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

image of Thalictrum pubescens

JK Marlow    jkm0507f_19

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

Leaflets heart-shaped or round, undivided or 2-3 lobed, .25-2.75" wide, per Wildflowers in the Field and Forest.


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image of Thalictrum pubescens

JK Marlow    jkm0507g_13

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

Filaments white, club-shaped, forming a starry burst of stamens, per Wildflowers in the Field and Forest.

image of Thalictrum pubescens

JK Marlow    jkm0507h_09

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Roadside

image of Thalictrum pubescens

JK Marlow    jkm060813_156

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Thalictrum pubescens

JK Marlow    jkm080806_011b

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Achenes finely pubescent, not scimitar-shaped, per Weakley's Flora.


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