Thalictrum venulosum Trel.
Family: Ranunculaceae
northern meadow-rue,  more...
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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, 12"-40" tall forb; stems mostly hairless
Leaves: long-stalked except mostly stalkless in the inflorescence, both basal and along the stem, 3-4 times 3-parted into leaflets to 3/4" wide with 3-5 round-toothed lobes
Flowers: pinkish to white, 4-5-parted, petal-like sepals falling early, fringe-like filaments remain; inflorescence a terminal, dense, narrow, many-flowered, vertical-branched cluster (panicle); blooms June-July
Fruits: dry seed
Habitat: shores; in rocky, gravelly soil
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