Close-up of flower: Roger Chalkley, University
of Cincinnati, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, Department of
Mathematical Sciences, Wild
Flowers and Their Associates;
Close-up of berries: Kier Morse, Kier's Botanical Photo Archive;
Plant: Paul T.
Arnold, Young Harris
College Plant Image Database
thalictoìdes (L.) Michx.
thalictroides L. Sp. Pl. 312. 1753
Michx. Fl. Bor. Am. I: 205. 1753.
when young, 1°-3° high, with 2 or 3 large
at the base, a large triornate nearly sessile
near the summit, and a generally smaller similar one near the base of
Divisions of the leaves long-petioled,
compound, the ultimate segments thin, 1'-3'
long, oval, oblong,
or oblate, 2'-3' long; , 3-5 lobed near the apex ;
terminal, 2'-3' long ; flowers greenish purple, 4"-6" broad ;
seeds globular, 4" in diameter, glaucous, borne on stout stalks about
In woods, New Brunswick to South Carolina, west to
Manitoba, Tennessee, Nebraska and Missouri. Ascends to 5000 ft.
in North Carolina. April-May. Blueberry.
Blue-ginseng. Blueberry-, squay- or papoose-root.