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Thalictrum minus Linn.


Description from Flora of China

Plants glabrous. Cauline leaf petiole ca. 4 cm; leaf blade 4-ternate or -pinnate, ca. 20 cm; leaflet blade cuneate-obovate, broadly obovate, orbicular, or narrowly rhombic, 0.7--4(--5) × 0.4--4(--5) cm, papery or thinly leathery, abaxially greenish, sometimes powdery white, base cuneate to rounded, margin 3-lobed; veins raised abaxially, sometimes inconspicuous. Inflorescence paniculate, ca. 30 cm. Pedicel 3--30 mm. Sepals 4, deciduous, greenish tinged, narrowly elliptic, ca. 3.5 mm. Stamens many, ca. 6 mm; filament filiform; anther narrowly oblong, ca. 2 mm, apex mucronate. Carpels 3--5; stigma triangular winged. Achenes sessile; body narrowly ellipsoid, ca. 3.5 mm; veins ca. 8. Fl. Jun--Jul.

Forests, scrub, mountains, slopes, damp rocky ledges, field margins; 1400--2700 m. Anhui, Gansu, Guangdong, Guizhou, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang [temperate Asia and Europe].


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