Thalictrum fendleri

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Scientific Name Thalictrum fendleri (Thalictrum fendleri var. fendleri) USDA PLANTS Symbol
THFE
Common Name Fendler's Meadowrue ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
18670
Family Ranunculaceae (Buttercup) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine. Moist, shady areas in woodlands.
Plant: Perennial with mostly erect, often reclining stems branched from base about 2 feet tall. Dioecious (separate male and female plants).
Leaves: Mostly stem leaves, compound, with short petioles, each with three leaflets with overall round shape about 3/4-inch across with 3 deep, lobes with crenate edges; somewhat similar to Columbine leaves.
Inflorescence: Small, easily overlooked flowers have (generally) four greenish petal-like sepals, no petals; staminate (male) flowers have 15-28 drooping, delicate stamens with thread-like filaments and yellow anthers; pistillate (female) flowers have 15-24 pistils.
References: Descr. adapted from SEINet, Jepson eFlora and others.
Colorado Status
Native



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