Family: Ranunculaceae, buttercup family
Genus, species: Thalictrum thalictroides
Leaves are compound. Leaflets are widely rounded and lobed.
Flowers are showy. Each flower has five to ten petal-like sepals. There are no true petals. Stamens are conspicuous with yellow anthers.
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.