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Thalictrum fendleri var. polycarpum (Fendler's meadow-rue)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Thalictrum fendleri var. polycarpum

Thalictrum fendleri Engelm. ex A. Gray var. polycarpum Torr.

Fendler's Meadow-rue, Meadow-rue

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Synonym(s): Thalictrum polycarpum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A 2 ft. perennial with attractive, graceful, fern-like foliage. Unfurling from purplish shoots the leaves are divided into ternate segments which are redivided and at maturity resemble columbine leaves. Foliage usually dies back by summer in dry sites. The tiny, green flowers with dangling stamens (on male plants) are showy only at close range.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: CA , NV , OR , UT
Native Distribution: San Diego & Kern Cos., CA, n. to the Willamette V. & e. to w. NV
Native Habitat: Moist forests below 2500 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available


Description: Propagation is possible by seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Seed do not need pretreatment.
Commercially Avail: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA

Additional resources

USDA: Find Thalictrum fendleri var. polycarpum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Thalictrum fendleri var. polycarpum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Thalictrum fendleri var. polycarpum


Record Modified: 2008-05-22
Research By: TWC Staff

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