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Anemone virginiana

Thimbleweed; Tall Anemone

Scientific Name:

Anemone virginiana

Genus:

Anemone

Species Epithet:

virginiana

Common Name:

Thimbleweed; Tall Anemone

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June, July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Rich forests and woodlands, especially prevalent on circumneutral soils

Leaf Arrangement:

Whorled

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Plant Leaves above the Vinca

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©M Baumeister

Tall Stem

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m Baumeister

Blossom

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M Baumeister

Waning Blooms

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Martha Baskin
Topton, NC

Seed Pod

This is how the plant gets its common name.

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M Baumeister

Seeds Preparing for Departure

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Tom Harville
Nov 08

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NCSU Plants


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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