Thalictrum thalictroides (L.) Eames & B. Boivin, Anemonella thalictroides (L.) Spach, Syndesmon thalictroides (L.) Hoffmanns. ex Britton, Rue Anemone, Windflower, Wood Anemone, Anemone Rue.

Thalictrum thalictroides, Anemonella thalictroides, Rue Anemone, Wood Anemone is an early spring-blooming member of the Ranunculaceae (the buttercup family) found in rich woods in much of eastern North America, often blooming by mid-March. Cultivated in England by 1768, perhaps earlier. The Cherokee used root preparations as a treatment for diarrhea and vomiting. Historically, root used for treating hemorrhoids, consisting of eating 3 or 4 small tubers [fresh or dried not specified] 3x per day (not recommended). Some sources note both edibility and toxicity of roots. It can also be found in older literature as Anemone thalictroides L., Thalictrum anemonoides Michx.

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