Vascular Plants of Wisconsin

Thalictrum dioicum L.
early meadow-rue
Family: Ranunculaceae

native: yes
type: herbaceous perennial

plant female flowers male flowers leaf
plant female flowers male flowers leaf

Early meadow-rue is a forest plant of spring, flowering in (late April-) May and reaching a height of about 2 feet. Each flower has only male (stamens) or female parts (pistils), and each plant has only one type of flower, therefore each plant is either male or female. Such species are said to be dioecious. The alternate leaves are compound, often 2-3 times divided.

known distribution based on vouchers


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