Thalictrum dioicum L. - Early Meadow Rue
Family - Ranunculaceae
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Flowering - April - May.
Habitat - Rich north-facing slopes and ledges.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This species can be found scattered throughout Missouri but is most common in the southern half of the state. This is the easiest species of Thalictrum to identify in Missouri because of its early flowering period and relatively small size. T. dioicum is dioecious meaning that male (staminate) and female (pistillate) flowers are on different plants. A staminate plant is shown above.
Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 4-12-03.