Thalictrum venulosum


Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 23: 302. 1886.

Common names: Veiny meadow-rue early meadow-rue
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Stems erect, 20-50 cm, glabrous, from rhizomes. Leaves basal and cauline; cauline 1-3, those proximal to inflorescence petiolate, those subtending panicle branches sessile. Leaf blade 3-4×-ternately compound; leaflets obovate to orbiculate, apically 3-5-lobed, 5-20 mm, lobe margins crenate, surfaces abaxially glabrous or glandular-puberulent. Inflorescences terminal, panicles, narrow and dense, many flowered. Flowers: sepals greenish white, lanceolate or broadly ovate to elliptic or obovate, 2-4 mm; filaments colored, not white, (1.8-)3-5.5 mm; anthers 2-3.5 mm, blunt to mucronate; stigma commonly yellowish. Achenes 5-17, erect to spreading, not reflexed, nearly sessile; stipe 0.1-0.3 mm; body often distinctly curved, elliptic-oblong, nearly terete to slightly flattened, adaxial surface 3-4(-6) mm, glabrous to glandular, veins distinct, not anastomosing-reticulate; beak 1.5-2.5(-3) mm.

Phenology: Flowering early summer-mid summer (Jun–Aug).
Habitat: Prairies, riparian woods, and coniferous, deciduous, and mixed forests
Elevation: 600-3700 m


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Alta., B.C., Man., N.W.T., Ont., Que., Sask., Yukon, Colo., Idaho, Minn., Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.Mex., N.Dak., Oreg., S.Dak., Utah, Wash., Wis., Wyo.


Thalctrum venulosum is similar to T. confine and T. occidentale. Careful field studies are needed to clarify the relationships among these taxa.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Marilyn M. Park +  and Dennis Festerling Jr. +
Trelease +
Heterogamia +
Veiny meadow-rue +  and early meadow-rue +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, N.W.T. +, Ont. +, Que. +, Sask. +, Yukon +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Minn. +, Mont. +, Nebr. +, Nev. +, N.Mex. +, N.Dak. +, Oreg. +, S.Dak. +, Utah +, Wash. +, Wis. +  and Wyo. +
600-3700 m +
Prairies, riparian woods, and coniferous, deciduous, and mixed forests +
Flowering early summer-mid summer (Jun–Aug). +
Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. +
Thalictrum venulosum +
Thalictrum sect. Heterogamia +
species +