Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

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

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Basal leaves ternately decompound; involucral leaves ternately compound
Basal & whorled

FLOWER:
Spring
White/Pinkish
Radially symmetrical
5-10 sepals
Petals absent
Superior ovary
Inflorescence umbellate

FRUIT:
Spring
Aggregate of achenes

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thalictrum thalictroides   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-11-001:
Thalictrum thalictroides   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Anemonella thalictroides

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Syndesmon thalictroides

 

COMMON NAME:
Windflower, Rue-anemone


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_syth_001_lvd

        

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Ben Geer Keys    bgk1500_a

March    Oconee County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0503c_13

March    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

An umbel of 3+ flowers and small, roundish, shallowly lobed leaflets, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm140322_348

March    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

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Roxanna Martin    rlm3112_13

March    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm3112_18

March    Spartanburg County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_thalictroides

March        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_thalictroides_26

March        

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Ben Geer Keys    bgk1500_b

April    Oconee County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0404g_24

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

5-to-10 petaloid sepals, usually at least some flowers have 6 or more, per Weakley's Flora.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Rue-anemone and False Rue-anemone

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JK Marlow    jkm0504g_08

April    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

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JK Marlow    jkm0504g_11

April    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

Upper leaves whorled, each w 3 leaflets, tips usually with 3 shallow lobes, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm090405_075

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

Its single tier of leaves distinguish it from Isopyrum biternatum, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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JK Marlow    jkm090405_075b

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

The white sepals surround a cluster of stamens and pistils [superior ovary], per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_thalictroides_2

April        

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Steve Marlow    snm100403_114

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

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Tim Spira    tpstthalictroides4

April