Thalictrum revolutum is a perennial herb to 2 m tall, stems stout; plant with strong skunk-odor.
Leaves alternate, 3 times compound, leaflets oblong, irregularly lobed or toothed at upper end, waxy, glandular-hairy below.
Flowers white to purplish, drooping, stamens to 0.8 cm, longer than sepals, no petals; inflorescence branched; blooms May-July.
Fruit a small head of dry achenes, achenes to 0.6 cm, finely hairy.
Wetland status: UPL.
Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.
Habitat: Dry woods, open areas.