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Anemone caroliniana Walt.
Carolina anemone, Carolina thimbleweed, Southern thimbleweed
USDA Symbol: ANCA9
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A 6-12 in. perennial with basal leaves, deeply three-lobed. A terminal flower, subtended by a single pair of leaves, has numerous white, petal-like sepals surrounding many yellow stamens.
Anemone is derived from Greek word anemos meaning wind; the flowers would supposedly open with spring breezes.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
AL , AR , DC , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , LA , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , OK , SC , SD , TN , TX , WI Native Distribution:
VA to SD, s. to GA & e. TX Native Habitat:
Dry prairies USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Calcareous sands and gravels
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0174
Collected Mar. 5, 1991 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry
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Record Modified: 2012-10-03
Research By: TWC Staff