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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Thalictrum pubescens   FAMILY Ranunculaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thalictrum pubescens   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Thalictrum pubescens

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Thalictrum pubescens var. pubescens

INCLUDED WITHIN & NOMEN NUDUM VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-11-009:
Thalictrum polygamum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN & NOMEN NUDUM Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Thalictrum polygamum

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Tall Meadowrue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadowrue


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image of Thalictrum pubescens, Common Tall Meadowrue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadowrue

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_thpo8_001_lvd

        

image of Thalictrum pubescens, Common Tall Meadowrue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadowrue

JK Marlow    jkm200502_4488

May    Greenville County    SC

Leaflet apex usually 2-3(5) lobed; base rounded to cuneate, rarely subcordate, per The Status of Thalictrum hepaticum (Keener, 1981).

image of Thalictrum pubescens, Common Tall Meadowrue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadowrue

JK Marlow    jkm190618_9279

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Thalictrum pubescens, Common Tall Meadowrue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadowrue

JK Marlow    jkm190618_9282

June    Greenville County    SC

Leaflet margins scarcely revolute, lobe margins entire, surfaces abaxially pubescent to glabrous, per Flora of North America.

image of Thalictrum pubescens, Common Tall Meadowrue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadowrue

JK Marlow    jkm220626_8706

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Thalictrum pubescens, Common Tall Meadowrue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadowrue

JK Marlow    jkm220626_8713

June    Greenville County    SC

The white filaments on male plants radiate in all directions into a showy ball of white color, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Thalictrum pubescens, Common Tall Meadowrue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadowrue

JK Marlow    jkm220626_8716

June    Greenville County    SC

Upper leaves subsessile, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Thalictrum pubescens, Common Tall Meadowrue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadowrue

JK Marlow    jkm220626_8722

June    Greenville County    SC

Leaflets cordate, nearly orbiculate, ovate or obovate, apically undivided to 2-3(5)lobed/toothed, per Flora of North America.


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image of Thalictrum pubescens, Common Tall Meadowrue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadowrue

JK Marlow    jkm0507f_17

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

Stamens are club-shaped, white, not drooping, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

image of Thalictrum pubescens, Common Tall Meadowrue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadowrue

JK Marlow    jkm0507g_13

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

Filaments white, club-shaped, forming a starry burst of stamens, per Wildflowers in the Field and Forest.

image of Thalictrum pubescens, Common Tall Meadowrue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadowrue

JK Marlow    jkm0507h_09

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Roadside

image of Thalictrum pubescens, Common Tall Meadowrue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadowrue

JK Marlow    jkm190702_9649

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Thalictrum pubescens, Common Tall Meadowrue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadowrue

JK Marlow    jkm060813_156

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Thalictrum pubescens, Common Tall Meadowrue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadowrue

JK Marlow    jkm080806_011b

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Achenes finely pubescent, not scimitar-shaped, not borne on a stipe, per Weakley's Flora (2022).


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Thalictrum pubescens   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thalictrum pubescens   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Thalictrum pubescens

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Thalictrum pubescens var. pubescens

INCLUDED WITHIN & NOMEN NUDUM VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-11-009:
Thalictrum polygamum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN & NOMEN NUDUM Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Thalictrum polygamum

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1497

Forb
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in NC Mountains, rare in GA-SC Piedmont & Coastal Plain, uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: bogs, marshes, wet forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Complexly compound, with 2+ levels of pinnate and/or ternate compoundness
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White (filaments)
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
4(-6) sepals
Petals absent
Superior ovary

Inflorescence paniculate

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Aggregate of achenes

 

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