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Anemone canadensis

Anemone canadensis L.

Anemonidium canadense (L.) A. Löve & D. Löve

Canada Anemone, Round-leaf Thimbleweed, Windflower, Meadow Anemone, Canadian Anemone

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassMagnoliidaeIncludes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others
OrderRanunculalesBasal (evolved earlier) eudicots, also called “true dicots”
FamilyRanunculaceaeButtercup family
GenusAnemoneFrom Greek anemos, “wind”
Speciescanadensis“From Canada”

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The Canadian anemone is also found throughout the northern US, except west of the Rocky Mountains.

Identification: These members of the buttercup family have flowers that look a bit like white buttercups, with pale yellow centers. They reach up to 9-24" (22-60 cm) in height. Each stem is hairy, and has a single group of 3- to 5-parted leaves. Leaves near the base are deeply divided. Each flower is 1-1½" (2.5-3.8 cm) in diameter, with five white petals (well, sepals that look like petals). Flowers occur in groups of one to three. Fruits are achenes—that is, the fruit encloses a single large seed. They are about ⅛-³/₁₆" (4-6 mm) in size.

Edibility: Poisonous. Skull & Crossbones Symptoms: Inflammation and blistering upon contact with fresh sap; irritation and pain in the mouth, vomiting and diarrhea following ingestion.[1]

Online References:

Anemone canadensis on Missouriplants.com

Anemone canadensis at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Anemone canadensis on Wikipedia

Anemone canadensis at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Anemone canadensis at Illinois Wildflowers

Anemone canadensis on CalPhotos

Anemone canadensis at the Vanderbilt University Bioimages web site

Anemone canadensis on Plants for a Future, a resource and information centre for edible and otherwise useful plants

Anemone canadensis on eFloras

1Russell, Dr. Alice B., Department of Horticultural Science, Poisonous Plants of North Carolina, 1997

Anemone canadensis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Anemone canadensis (Canada Anemone, Round-leaf Thimbleweed, Windflower, Meadow Anemone, Canadian Anemone)

5/22/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 14 × 9" (35 × 23 cm) ID is uncertain

Anemone canadensis (Canada Anemone, Round-leaf Thimbleweed, Windflower, Meadow Anemone, Canadian Anemone)

6/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm) ID is uncertain

Anemone canadensis (Canada Anemone, Round-leaf Thimbleweed, Windflower, Meadow Anemone, Canadian Anemone)

6/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm) ID is uncertain

Anemone canadensis (Canada Anemone, Round-leaf Thimbleweed, Windflower, Meadow Anemone, Canadian Anemone)

12/1/2009 · Presque Isle, ME · By Constance B. Kent

Range:

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