RUE ANEMONE
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Anemonella thalictroides   (L. ) Spach
Cherokee County, Kansas
Perennial
Height: 3-12 inches
Family: Ranunculaceae - Buttercup Family
Flowering Period:   March, April, May
Also Called: Anemonella.
Stems: Slender, glabrous.
Leaves: Basal leaves compound, 3 principal segments each of which is divided into 3 segments, elliptic to round, .2 to 1.4 inch long; tips with 3 shallow lobes; on wiry stalks 1.2 to 5.6 inches long; leaves of flowering stem 2 or 3, opposite or whorled, compound in 3s, forming involucre, leaflets similar in size and shape to basal leaflets.
Inflorescences: Umbel of 1-several flowers, terminal.
Flowers: Mostly regular, 1/3 to 1 inch across; sepals 5-8, thin, petal-like, white or pink, 1/6 to 1/2 inch long; petals absent; stamens numerous.
Fruits: Cluster of achenes, 1/3 to 1/2 inch wide; achenes spindle-shaped, circular in cross-section, less than 1/5 inch long, deeply grooved; 1-seeded.
Habitat: Open woods and wooded hillsides.
Distribution: East 1/5 of Kansas.
Comments: The tuberous roots are edible.
 See false rue anemone Enemion biternatum

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