Thalictrum dasycarpum

Family (Traditional)Ranunculaceae
Species:Thalictrum dasycarpum Fisch. & Ave-Lall.
Common NamePurple Meadow Rue
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 2; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaf Venation: ternate; Leaflet Margins: dentate; Leaflet Margins: lobed; Leaflet Number: 20+; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Placentation Type: Basal; Placentation Type: Marginal; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 7
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S5] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Thalictrum dasycarpum var. dasycarpum Thalictrum dasycarpum var. dasycarpum
Thalictrum dasycarpum var. hypoglaucum Thalictrum dasycarpum var. hypoglaucum (Rydb.) Boivin
Thalictrum hypoglaucum Thalictrum hypoglaucum Rydb.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Barren (KY), McCracken (KY), Whitley (KY), Cannon (TN), DeKalb (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, HTTU, MTSU

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1979 - 1995

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0105165 McCracken Kentucky
Thalictrum dasycarpum
31234100617180 Barren Kentucky 19 May 1979 G. P. Johnson
Thalictrum dasycarpum
HTTU023109 DeKalb Tennessee
Thalictrum dasycarpum
MTSU004945 Cannon Tennessee 22 Apr 1995 Matthew Brown
Thalictrum dasycarpum
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