Early Meadow Rue - Female Flowers
Thalictrum dioicum /Buttercup Family
April 3, 2005
Meadow Rue is a "dioecious" (single sex) plant, the female plant has pistillate flowers; its male counterpart has only staminate flowers. Pollen is spread by the wind. The male flower is more showy with its long yellow stamens. I found this one growing on the Haw Ridge Greenway trail in Oak Ridge in April.
Where seen:Haw Ridge Greenway, Frozen Head SP, University of Tennessee Arboretum, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warrior's Path SP