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Anemone berlandieri

Tenpetal Anemone, Tenpetal Thimbleweed, Windflower, Southern Anemone, Granny's Nightcap

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Anemone berlandieri (Tenpetal anemone)
Marcus, Joseph A.
Southern anemone plants are 614 inches tall, with 1 greenish-white or purplish-blue flower to a stem. The few leaves are well below the flower, often near the ground. The parts of the flower that look like petals are actually the 10-20 sepals. The pistils form a conelike structure about 1 inch long (248).

Named for French-Swiss physician Jean Louis Berlandier (1805-1851) who collected plants in Texas and northern Mexico.

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower: This plant has no petals. The sepals are colored.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , KS , LA , MS , NC , OK , SC , TX , VA
Native Habitat: Throughout Texas. Well-drained sandy or calcareous clay soils.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Conditions Comments: Wind-flower is one of the first plants to bloom in the spring, then it goes dormant in the summer. The small plants produce flowers up to 1.5 inches across. Seeds fly away in the breeze, giving the plant its common name.


Warning: POISONOUS PARTS: All parts when fresh. Toxic only if eaten in large quantities. Symptoms include inflammation and blistering upon contact with fresh sap and irritation of the mouth, vomiting and diarrhea following ingestion. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.)
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Last Update: 2016-03-14