Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1498

Forb
Perennial
Dioecious

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain, uncommon in GA Piedmont)

Look for it in mesic to dry forests, woodlands, & barrens, over hornblende, greenstone, dolostone, & serpentinized olivine, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Ternately decompound
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White (filaments)
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 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 revolutum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thalictrum revolutum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-11-005:
Thalictrum revolutum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Skunk Meadow-rue, Waxy Meadow-rue


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_thre_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm120506_577

May    Oconee County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120506_583

May    Oconee County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120506_585

May    Oconee County    SC

Foliage malodorous; the leaflets entire to 3-lobed and with revolute margins, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Thalictrum revolutum

JK Marlow    jkm120506_587

May    Oconee County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120506_600

May    Oconee County    SC

Female flowers bur-like and greenish, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Thalictrum revolutum

JK Marlow    jkm120506_639

May    Oconee County    SC

Male flowers have 4-5 light green sepals & drooping greenish-white stamens, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Thalictrum revolutum

JK Marlow    jkm120506_646

May    Oconee County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120525_326

May    Oconee County    SC

Achenes often minutely glandular-hairy, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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JK Marlow    jkm120525_329

May    Oconee County    SC

Leaflet margins rolled backward (revolute), pale green or whitish under, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm120525_342

May    Oconee County    SC

Leaves ternately decompound; leaflets usually with 3 lobes but sometimes none, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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JK Marlow    jkm120525_389

May    Oconee County    SC

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtrevolutum_761b

May        

Drooping stamens with white filaments slightly thickened toward the anthers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtrevolutum_762b

May        

Flowers many, on elongate racemes or panicles, per Wildflowers in the Field and Forest.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtrevolutum_763b

May        

Flowers drooping. Five sepals. Filaments white, longer than anthers, per Wildflowers in the Field and Forest.

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JK Marlow    jkm140614_910

June    Oconee County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm140614_915

June    Oconee County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm150912_025026b

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm151108_666

November    Oconee County    SC