Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Thalictrum thalictroides (L.) A.J.Eames & B.Boivin image
Photographer: Robert R. Kowal           

Botanical Illustration

Caroline A. Creevey

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert R. Kowal

Kyle Steele
Family Ranunculaceae
Thalictrum thalictroides (L.) A.J.Eames & B.Boivin
rue-anemone, wind-flower
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
thalictroides: like Greek plant name, Thalictrum
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-8" tall, hairless forb with slender stems; roots a small cluster of tubers
Flower: pink to white, 5-10-parted, 1/3"-1 1/4" wide, petal-like sepals; inflorescence a few-flowered, umbel-like cluster; blooms April-May
Fruit:dry seed
Leaf:basal leaves stalked, 2 times 3-parted with distinct, rounded leaflets, the lobes with teeth toward the tip leaf drawing and several opposite or whorled leaves just below the inflorescence
Habitat: dry to moist; woods, edges

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Flora of North America (off site)
Anemonella thalictroides (L.) Spach
Anemone thalictroides L.
Anemonella thalictroides (L.) Spach f. chlorantha Fassett
Anemonella thalictroides (L.) Spach f. favilliana Bergseng ex Fassett
Syndesmon thalictroides (L.) Hoffmanns.
Thalictrum anemonoides Michx.

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