Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4296

Forb
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in seepage areas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Ternately & pinnately decompound
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
White (filaments)
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
4(-6) sepals
Petals absent
Superior ovary
Inflorescence paniculate

FRUIT:
Aggregate of achenes

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Thalictrum hepaticum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thalictrum pubescens   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

<LESS THAN & NOMEN NUDUM VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-11-009?:
Thalictrum polygamum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

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

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Thalictrum revolutum

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Tall Meadow-rue


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image of Thalictrum hepaticum, Appalachian Tall Meadow-rue

JK Marlow    jkm190604_8923

June    Greenville County    SC

Most of the leaflets with 1-3 (-5) lobes or teeth, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Thalictrum hepaticum, Appalachian Tall Meadow-rue

JK Marlow    jkm190604_8924

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Thalictrum hepaticum, Appalachian Tall Meadow-rue

JK Marlow    jkm190618_9269

June    Greenville County    SC

Anthers 0.5-1.2mm long (vs. those of T. revolutum 1.5-2.8mm long), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Thalictrum hepaticum, Appalachian Tall Meadow-rue

JK Marlow    jkm190618_9279

June    Greenville County    SC

Leaflet undersurfaces & peduncles with or without stipitate glands or papillae, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Thalictrum hepaticum, Appalachian Tall Meadow-rue

JK Marlow    jkm190618_9282

June    Greenville County    SC

Plants tentatively placed here have been problematic. More study is needed, per Weakley's Flora.