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:
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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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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image of Thalictrum pubescens, Common Tall Meadow-rue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadow-rue

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

        

image of Thalictrum pubescens, Common Tall Meadow-rue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadow-rue

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

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.


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

image of Thalictrum pubescens, Common Tall Meadow-rue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadow-rue

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

JK Marlow    jkm0507h_09

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Roadside

image of Thalictrum pubescens, Common Tall Meadow-rue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadow-rue

JK Marlow    jkm060813_156

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Thalictrum pubescens, Common Tall Meadow-rue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadow-rue

JK Marlow    jkm080806_011b

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE fruits that are an aggregate of achenes