Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Anemone canadensis L.
Canadian anemone, Round-leaf thimbleweed, Canada anemone, Windflower, Meadow anemone
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
A robust perennial
with deeply lobed, basal leaves and an upright, 1-2 ft. stem
bearing a single whorl of 3- to 5-parted leaves. A solitary
white flower with a golden center springs from the leaf whorl.
Roundleaf Thimbleweed is very adaptable and can become quite aggressive in too favorable conditions. This plant can be aggressive.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
CO , CT , IL , IN , IA , KS , KY , ME , MD , MA , MI , MN , MO , MT , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , ND , OH , PA , SD , TN , VT , VA , WV , WI , WY Canada: AB
, YT Native Distribution:
E. Que. to B.C., s. to MD, TN, MO & mts. of NM Native Habitat:
Ditches; damp meadows; sandy shores USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
Soil Description: Moderately moist, sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Canada anemone is very adaptable and can become quite aggressive in too favorable conditions. As clumps become crowded, flowering may decrease. If this occurs, divide the plants in the fall.
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: