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Anemone cylindrica

Candle anemone, Long-headed thimbleweed, Longhead thimbleweed, Thimbleweed

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Anemone cylindrica (Candle anemone)
Bloodworth, Stefan
This perennialís erect, multiple stems, rising 1-3 ft., are topped by a greenish-white flower with an elongated center resembling a thimble. After frost, the thimble matures to a cottony tuft. Leaves are deeply cut and clustered in a whorl halfway up the stem.

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: AZ , CO , CT , ID , IL , IN , IA , KS , ME , MA , MI , MN , MO , MT , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , ND , OH , PA , RI , SD , VT , WI , WY
Canada: AB , MB , ON , QC , SK
Native Distribution: ME to B.C., s. to NJ, NE & in the Rockies to AZ
Native Habitat: Dry, open woods; prairies

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.

Last Update: 2015-09-21