Thalictrum revolutum DC.
Family: Ranunculaceae
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[Thalictrum revolutum var. glandulosior DC.]
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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, 3'-7' tall, stout, foul-smelling forb
Leaves: 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
Flowers: whitish to green, 4-5-parted, petal-like sepals falling early, fringe-like filaments remain; inflorescence a branched cluster; blooms June-July
Fruits: dry seed
Habitat: dry; woods, prairies
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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