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Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by Chris M, Mar 5, 2013.
Something I bought at a plant sale that I forgot about. It's in a 3" pot.
This looks like the mayflower or hepatica.
My vote goes with Andrey!
Except I know it by Anemonella thalictroides. Has the name changed?
Concur with Andrey with regard to the above suggestions. Leaves not a match for Sanguinaria, Fragaria or Hepatica.
As with many names recently, they change it back and forth. It is head-spinning time in taxonomy and nomenclature.
For this species, Wikipedia gives short history:
It's definitely Thalictrum thalictroides. Now I have to remember why I bought it. :)
Thanks everybody! What a great forum!
"Originally described as Anemone thalictroides by Linnaeus in 1753. It was transferred to a new, monospecific genus, Anemonella, by Ã‰douard Spach in 1839. Although similar to plants in the genus Thalictrum, Sprach considered the diminutive size, umbelliform inflorescence, and tuberous roots of this species to be distinctive enough to designate a new genus. JRB Boivin considered this distinction suspect, and transferred the species to the genus Thalictrum in 1957. Molecular evidence supports the placement of the species within Thalictrum, and this placement is accepted by several modern treatments."
Hmm! Hardy a recent name change! 1957.
Shame that even famous plants people such as Dan Hinkley show it incorrecly named as Anemonella in his wonderful book.
I think it is just a different opinion. "The Plant List" site calls it Anemonella thalictroides (L.) Spach and as a synonym Thalictrum thalictroides (L.) A.J. Eames & B. Boivin.
The molecular evidence may not be known by everyone. Then there will be those who think molecular evidence does not overrule gross morphology.