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King of the Meadow vs Waxyleaf Meadow-Rue

King of the Meadow (Thalictrum pubescens)

Waxyleaf Meadow-Rue (Thalictrum revolutum)

Underside of leaves lacks glands or pappilae (small bumps) but may have a few hairs along major veins.
Photo © Jeff Clark, CC BY 4.0.
Underside of leaves either covered in glands, which may or may not be on stalks, or whitish and covered in pappilae.
Photo © Katie Kucera, CC BY 4.0.

References & External Resources

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King of the Meadow (Thalictrum pubescens)

Waxyleaf Meadow-Rue (Thalictrum revolutum)

Thalictrum pubescens | Go Botany (About This Site)

Thalictrum revolutum | Go Botany (About This Site)

No corresponding entry

Thalictrum revolutum (Waxy Meadow Rue) | Illinois Wildflowers (About This Site)

Thalictrum pubescens | Flora of North America (About This Site)

No corresponding entry

Thalictrum pubescens | Biota of North America Project (BONAP) (About This Site)

Thalictrum revolutum | Biota of North America Project (BONAP) (About This Site)