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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Thalictrum dioicum

Early Meadowrue, Early Meadow-rue

Scientific Name:

Thalictrum dioicum

Genus:

Thalictrum

Species Epithet:

dioicum

Common Name:

Early Meadowrue, Early Meadow-rue

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Yellow, Green, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

March, April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Seepages, moist forests. Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in the Piedmont foothills and rare to uncommon in the central Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Dioecious. Wind pollinated.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php

https://nc.audubon.org/conservation/bird-friendly-communities/bird-friendly-native-plants

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/thalictrum-dioicum/

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/thalictrum/dioicum/



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