Anemone cylindrica A.Gray  
Family: Ranunculaceae
candle anemone, long-headed anemone, thimbleweed
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Etymology: Anemone: an ancient Greek name from anemos, "wind"
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb; roots a short, woody thickened stem
Leaves: basal leaves stalked, deeply palmately-divided into 3-5 toothed segments, whorl of 3-10 similar, stalked leaves at the base of the flowreing stalk, no leaf-like bracts on the flower stalks
Flowers: white, 5- or 6-parted, 3/4" wide, petal-like sepals; 2-6 stalks 4"-12" long with a solitary flower; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: dry seeds on a 3/4"- 1 3/4" densely woolly, narrowly cylindrical cluster
Habitat: dry to moderate moisture; woods, prairies, inland sands
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
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Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black  
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Paul Drobot  
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Hugh H. Iltis  
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