Photographer: Merel R. Black
Anemone virginiana L.
tall anemone, tall thimbleweed
Anemone: an ancient Greek name from anemos, "wind"
virginiana: of Virginia
|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|