Anemone caroliniana Walter
Family: Ranunculaceae
Carolina anemone, prairie anemone
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Etymology: Anemone: an ancient Greek name from anemos, "wind"
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-6" tall forb; root a small round tuber that has 1 to several succulent rhizomes
Leaves: basal leaves long-stalked, deeply, palmately-divided into 3 sharply toothed segments, and a whorl of 3 smaller stalkless leaves below the middle of the stem
Flowers: white to blue/pink, 10-20-parted, 1"-1 1/2" wide, petal-like sepals; 1 softly hairy, long stalk with a solitary flower; blooms April-May
Fruits: dry, very woolly seed
Habitat: dry; prairies, barrens
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Endangered
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