|Scientific Name||Thalictrum fendleri (Thalictrum fendleri var. fendleri)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||THFE|
|Common Name||Fendler's Meadowrue||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||18670|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (5500 to 12700 ft.); moist, shady areas in woodlands.
Plant: Perennial with mostly erect, often reclining stems branched from base, 12 to 24 inches tall, dioecious.
Leaves: Mostly stem leaves, compound, with short petioles, each with three leaflets about 3/4-inch across with overall orbicular to cordate shape and 3 deep lobes with crenate edges; somewhat similar to Columbine leaves.
Inflorescence: Small, easily overlooked flowers have (generally) four greenish petal-like sepals, no petals; staminate (male) flowers have 15-28 drooping, delicate stamens with thread-like filaments and yellow anthers; pistillate (female) flowers have 15-24 pistils.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, SEINet and Jepson eFlora.
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