Mystery plant 021

This spring ephemeral can be seen throughout the midwestern and eastern portions of North America.  When you think you recognize this wildflower, please comment with both the common and scientific names.  If you have a personal connection with this plant, please share that too.


Group of wildflowers


Flower beginning to open


Fully opened flower


Plant with flowers at different stages


Overall plant structure and leaves


Petals falling away, seed pods developing


Developing seed pods and closeup of leaflet


Leaf structure, leaves changing color and dying


ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images):  Rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

Also, read the blog post and watch the plant portrait video for Rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides).

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3 Responses to Mystery plant 021

  1. Ruth Molenaar says:

    I am going to guess Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides) .


    • Angelyn says:

      You are absolutely correct, Ruth. This is Rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides). It is the woodland flower which tells me that the procession of spring flowers has begun.

  2. Ruth Molenaar says:

    whoot! yay! lol

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