Anemone canadensis L. - Canada anemone


 

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Anemone canadensis - (image 1 of 5)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Ranunculaceae

Habitat

Sandy shores. Moist, somewhat calcareous prairies and meadows.

Associates

 

Distribution

Eastern Quebec west to Alberta, south to MD, WV, KY, MO, and NM

Morphology

Rhizomatous perennial to 80 cm, forming large vegetative colonies. Basal leaves on long petioles, rounded and deeply, palmately 3-parted, sharply toothed. Involucral leaves sessile. Flowers 1-3, single on long peduncles; sepals 5, white, to 20 mm long.

Notes

Flowers May to September

Wetland Indicator: Facultative Wetland

Due to its rhizomatous nature, this plant is able to withstand considerable disturbance.

References

Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY

 

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 


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