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Rue Anemone

Scientific Name     

Anemonella thalictroides   L.  Spach.

Family Name

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)

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pistil/stamen

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Characteristics:

Habitat:

dry or moist woods

Plant Height:

10-20 cm tall, erect stem

Flower Color:

white (can be pinkish)

Flower:

incomplete; perfect; petals none; 5-10 sepals; pistils typically 8-12; 2 cm wide

Inflorescence:

small umbel usually consisting of 2-3 flowers on long stalks

Fruit:

one-seeded indehiscent (stays closed at maturity) achene

Leaves:

opposite; basal; small whorls of 3-lobes beneath the flower; leaflets are not deeply lobed

Bloom Time:

April-May

Origins:

native

Other:

often confused with False Rue Anemone, Isopyrum biternatum ; A. thalictroides has more sepals and has multiple stamens and pistils while the I. biternatum has many stamens but only 4-7 pistils