Canada anemone, Canadian anemone, meadow anemone
Etymology: Anemone: an ancient Greek name from anemos, "wind"
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-36" tall forb; from rhizomes
Leaves: basal leaves long-stalked, deeply palmately-divided into 3 toothed segments and a whorl of 3 smaller, stalkless leaves on the stem at the base of the flowering stalk
Flowers: white, 4-20-parted but usually with 5 petal-like sepals, 1"-1 1/2" wide; 1-3 long stalks each with a solitary flowers; blooms May-Aug.
Fruits: flat, rounded, dry, fuzzy seeds
Habitat: full to partial sun; wet to moderate moisture; meadows, prairies, shores; in sandy, loamy soil
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 4, Wetland Indicator = FACW Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"