Anemone canadensis
(Canada Anemone)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Canada Anemone, Roundleaf Anemone, Round-leaf Thimbleweed, Round-headed Anemone, Crowfoot, Windflower, Meadow Anemone
    Synonyms: Anemonidium canadense
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 4 - 7
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: April - June
    Status: Native

Anemone canadensis, or Canada Anemone, is native to most of the eastern and central United States, but is absent from the southeast and the west. It grows in moist open areas, like ditches, streambanks, and woodland edges. It blooms in mid to late spring, with large white flowers. It can be quite aggressive, and will quickly spread to fill an area.

This species is not very hard to identify. There are several species that look superficially similar, but they have different bloom times, or grow in different habitats. Anemone canadensis has five petals and the middle has yellow anthers; as the flowers fade away, a globe-shaped ball of green is left behind that has beaked seeds.

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