Thalictrum polygamum

Common Name: 
tall meadow rue, king-of-the-meadow
Scientific Name: 
Thalictrum polygamum Muhl., Thalictrum pubescens Pursh
Family Name: 
Ranunculaceae - Buttercup Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
native perennial, reproducing by seed
upright, stout, tall, smooth to pubescent, green to dark red, ridged
Stems of Tall Meadowrue
Stems of Tall Meadowrue
alternate, three times pinnately compound, stem leaves sessile, basal leaves on long petioles, leaflets 15 to 30, leaflets oblong or rounded with 3(4) broad lobes at tip, entire
Leaves of Tall Meadowrue
Leaves of Tall Meadowrue
petals absent, sepals greenish-white and fall early in bloom, white stamen form globular clusters; terminal clusters, large
Flowers of Tall Meadowrue