Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Anemone virginiana L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Hugh H. Iltis

Hugh H. Iltis

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Robert Bierman

Robert W. Freckmann

Theodore S. Cochrane
Family Ranunculaceae
Anemone virginiana L.
tall anemone, tall thimbleweed
Anemone: an ancient Greek name from anemos, "wind"
virginiana: of Virginia
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb
Flower: greenish to white, 5-parted, 3/4"-1" wide, petal-like sepals; mostly 1-3 long stalks of a solitary flower; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:dry seeds on a 1/2"- 1 1/4" densely woolly, oval to cylindrical cluster
Leaf:basal leaves stalked, deeply palmately-divided, whorl of 3 smaller stalked leaves at the base of the flowering stalks, and 2 leaf-like bracts midway on some of the flower stalks
Habitat: semi-shade; dry to moderate moisture; woods, prairies, inland sands

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