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Rue anemone


Family:  Ranunculaceae, buttercup family
Genus, species:  Thalictrum thalictroides

Leaves:
Leaves are compound. Leaflets are widely rounded and lobed.

Flowers:
Flowers are showy. Each flower has five to ten petal-like sepals. There are no true petals. Stamens are conspicuous with yellow anthers.

More Information:

Thalictrum is a name used by Dioscorides, an ancient Greek botanist, for another plant.  The species name thalictroides means "resembling Thalictrum."  

The family name, Ranunculaceae, is from the Latin for "little frog," a diminutive of the frog genus name, Rana, referring to the amphibious habit of many plants in this family.   

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