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
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. 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