Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales
Common Blue Cohosh, Papooseroot, Green Vivian
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March Pickens County SC
All parts of the plant have a whitish cast, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_c_thalictroides_b
The six petal-like sepals are yellow-green to purple-green, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
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True petals are the small yellowish glands at the base of petaloid sepals, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
Tim Spira tps_cthalictroides
The oval leaflets are irregularly lobed above the middle, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
JK Marlow jkm060508_087
May Macon County NC
Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District
Black Cohosh on the left; Blue Cohosh on the right
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May Graham County NC
Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest
1 large ternately decompound leaf above inflorescence, 1(2) smaller below, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.
JK Marlow jkm070703_089
July Raleigh County WV
The specific epithet "thalictroides" means resembling Thalictrum.
COMPARE leaves that resemble Thalictrum
JK Marlow jkm060806_022
August Polk County NC
Fruits are dark blue, poisonous, and berry-like, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.