OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thalictrum coriaceum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-11-003:
Thalictrum coriaceum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Thalictrum caulophylloides

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Thalictrum coriaceum

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Meadowrue, Maid-of-the-mist


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image of Thalictrum coriaceum, Appalachian Meadowrue, Maid-of-the-mist

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_thca6_001_lvd

        

image of Thalictrum coriaceum, Appalachian Meadowrue, Maid-of-the-mist

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_thco2_001_lvd

        

image of Thalictrum coriaceum, Appalachian Meadowrue, Maid-of-the-mist

Samantha Tessel    sam_050522_7959

May    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Male flowers have dangling maroon stamens bearing yellowish anthers, per Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast.

image of Thalictrum coriaceum, Appalachian Meadowrue, Maid-of-the-mist

Samantha Tessel    sam_050522_7960

May    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

The female flowers have maroon stigmas, per Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast.

image of Thalictrum coriaceum, Appalachian Meadowrue, Maid-of-the-mist

Samantha Tessel    sam_052722_8172

May    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Achenes are borne on a stipe that is 0.7-2.5mm long, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Thalictrum coriaceum, Appalachian Meadowrue, Maid-of-the-mist

Samantha Tessel    sam_052722_8173

May    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Upper leaves subsessile (vs. those of T. dioicum petiolate), per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Thalictrum coriaceum, Appalachian Meadowrue, Maid-of-the-mist

Dan Whitten    sdw_3999

May    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

T. coriaceum flowers May-July (vs. T. dioicum flowering March-April), per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Thalictrum coriaceum, Appalachian Meadowrue, Maid-of-the-mist

Dan Whitten    sdw_tcoriaceum

May    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Flowers in a loose, widely branched, pyramid-shaped panicle on separate male and female plants, per Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast.

image of Thalictrum coriaceum, Appalachian Meadowrue, Maid-of-the-mist

Samantha Tessel    sam_0169

August    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Leaflets have 4 or more lobes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thalictrum coriaceum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-11-003:
Thalictrum coriaceum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Thalictrum caulophylloides

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Thalictrum coriaceum

 

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1899

Forb
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in GA-SC)

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

map
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LEAVES:
Ternately compound, with 2+ levels of compoundness
Mostly alternate

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

Inflorescence paniculate

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Aggregate of achenes

 

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