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Thalictrum dioicum

Common Name: Early Meadow Rue
Thalictrum dioicum
Thalictrum dioicum

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Thalictrum
Species: Thalictrum dioicum

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The early meadow rue blooms from April to May. It’s flowers are 1/4" wide. They droop, are clustered, and have yellow anthers. They have four to five sepals.

Early meadow rue leaves are compound, with 3-5 rounded, lobed leaflets.

Habitat & Range

This plant is found in forests and ravines throughout much of the eastern US.

Life Cycle

Male and female flowers are found on different plants.

This plant is a perennial.


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