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Anemone caroliniana (Carolina anemone)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Anemone caroliniana

Carolina anemone, Carolina thimbleweed, Southern thimbleweed

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

USDA Symbol: ANCA9

USDA Native Status:

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: 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

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Calcareous sands and gravels


Description: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0174 Collected Mar. 5, 1991 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium
* Available Online from Wildflower Center Store


* The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Anemone caroliniana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Anemone caroliniana in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Record Modified: 2012-10-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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