Anemone virginiana L.
Family: Ranunculaceae
tall anemone, tall thimbleweed
Anemone virginiana image
Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Anemone: an ancient Greek name from anemos, "wind"
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb
Leaves: basal leaves stalked, deeply palmately-divided, whorl of 3 smaller stalked leaves at the base of the flowering stalks, and 2 leaf-like bracts midway on some of the flower stalks
Flowers: greenish to white, 5-parted, 3/4"-1" wide, petal-like sepals; mostly 1-3 long stalks of a solitary flower; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: dry seeds on a 1/2"- 1 1/4" densely woolly, oval to cylindrical cluster
Habitat: semi-shade; dry to moderate moisture; woods, prairies, inland sands
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native