Thalictrum dioicum L.
Family: Ranunculaceae
early meadow-rue,  more...
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Merel R. Black  
Etymology: 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
Plants: erect, perennial, 12"-28" tall forb
Leaves: thin, hairless, all long-stalked, 1-4 times 3-parted, leaflets 1/3"-1 3/4" wide with 3-12 often round-toothed lobes
Flowers: greenish to yellowish, 4-5-parted, petal-like sepals falling early, fringe-like filaments remain; inflorescence a 6" small, branched cluster; blooms April-May
Fruits: dry seed
Habitat: partial sun to shade; dry to moderate moisture; woods, forests; in sandy, loamy soil
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
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Robert R. Kowal  
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Robert R. Kowal  
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Merel R. Black  
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Botanical Illustration  
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Christopher Noll  
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Janice Stiefel  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Damon A. Smith  
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Christopher Noll  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
Thalictrum dioicum image
Christopher Noll  
Thalictrum dioicum image
Robert R. Kowal  
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Merel R. Black  
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