Etymology: Anemone: an ancient Greek name from anemos, "wind"
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-24" tall forb; roots heavy, short, woody, stem-like, often branched
Leaves: basal leaves long-stalked, deeply palmately-divided into 3 deeply cut or lobed, linear segments and a whorl of 3 similar, mostly stalkless leaves on the stem
Flowers: white, 5-9-parted, 1/2"- 1" wide, petal-like sepals; inflorescence of 5-7 flowers in a cluster (cyme) on softy hairy stalk
Fruits: dry, densely woolly seeds in a roundish cluster
Habitat: cliffs; in dry, gravelly soil
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Endangered
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 10 WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin listed species including state and federal status, photos, etc. USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos