Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Thalictrum revolutum DC. image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           
Family Ranunculaceae
Thalictrum revolutum DC.
skunk meadow-rue, wax-leaf meadow-rue, waxy meadow-rue
Thalictrum: from thaliktron, a name used to describe a plant with divided leaves, and a name given to the genus by Dioscorides, the Greek physician and pharmacologist who wrote the Materia Medica, which remained the leading pharmacological text for 16 centuries
revolutum: with rolled back edges
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 3'-7' tall, stout, foul-smelling forb
Flower: whitish to green, 4-5-parted, petal-like sepals falling early, fringe-like filaments remain; inflorescence a branched cluster; blooms June-July
Fruit:dry seed
Leaf:usually various shapes and sizes, prominently veined and fuzzy glandular below, 1-4 times 3-parted; leaflets undivided or 2-3-lobed, 1-5 times as long as wide, usually not toothed, and with the edges often turned backward
Habitat: dry; woods, prairies

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Flora of North America (off site)
Thalictrum amphibolum Greene
Thalictrum hepaticum Greene
Thalictrum moseleyi Greene
Thalictrum revolutum DC. var. glandulosior B.Boivin
Thalictrum revolutum DC. var. revolutum

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