Photographer: Janice Stiefel
Anemone quinquefolia L. var. quinquefolia
nightcaps, wood anemone
Anemone: an ancient Greek name from anemos, "wind"
quinquefolia: Latin for "five-leaved"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 2"-8" tall, delicate forb; thin rhizomes|
|Flower: ||white to reddish below, usually 5-parted, 1" wide, petal-like sepals; solitary on a long stalk; blooms April-June|
|Leaf:||solitary, long-stalked, basal leaf often reddish when young, divided into 3-5 coarsely, unevenly-toothed, palmately-divided lobes (not distinct leaflets) and a whorl of stalked, smaller leaves beneath the flower stalk |
|Habitat: ||moist to moderate moisture; woods, forests|
|Notes: ||also see Enemion biternatum and Thalictrum thalictroides|