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.
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).
I am going to guess Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides) .
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.
whoot! yay! lol