nightcaps, wood anemone
Etymology: Anemone: an ancient Greek name from anemos, "wind"
Plants: erect, perennial, 2"-8" tall, delicate forb; thin rhizomes
Leaves: 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
Flowers: white to reddish below, usually 5-parted, 1" wide, petal-like sepals; solitary on a long stalk; blooms April-June
Habitat: moist to moderate moisture; woods, forests
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 6, Wetland Indicator = FAC* USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions