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Aspen Creek Tr - SS

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Thalictrum fendleri - Fendler's meadow-rue

Plant Form: Forb

Family: Ranunculaceae

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Aspen Creek Tr
Aspen Creek Tr
Aspen Creek Tr
Plant - summer
Aspen Creek Tr
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial
General Desc: Upright, delicate plant where the male and female flowers are on separate plants. Although the flowers are small, their clusters can be showy.
Height: To 3 feet


Habitat Description: Pine and spruce-fir forests and meadows.
Plant Communities: Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 5000 - 9500 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: White to green     Shape: Irregular in round clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: Apr - Aug
Description: Flowers do not have petals. Sepals are white to green. Male and female flowers are found on separate plants. Male flowers have many yellowish-green stamens dangling from purplish, threadlike stalks. Female flowers are tiny, rounded clusters.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green     Leaf Type: Compound     Leaf Shape: Triangular     Leaf Margin: Lobed     Leaf Attachment: Opposite     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: No     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Stalked, compound leaves are divided several times into rounded leaflets giving the plant a delicate fern-like appearance. Leaves are wider than long, up to 1-1/2 inches in length.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Notes: The fruit is a compressed, strongly nerved achene which contains a single seed.

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