Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.
Search native plant database:
Anemone cylindrica Gray
Candle anemone, Long-head thimbleweed, Thimbleweed
USDA Symbol: ANCY
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun
AZ , CO , CT , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , MA , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , PA , RI , SD , VT , WI , WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
ME to B.C., s. to NJ, NE & in the Rockies to AZ Native Habitat:
Dry, open woods; prairies USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
PropagationDescription: Easily propagated from seed sown in fall or early spring. Older plants can be divided in early spring.
Seed Collection: Seeds ripen from mid-July to August.
Seed Treatment: No treatment is required by dry stratification over winter will enhance germination.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery
- Orefield, PA
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Recommended Species Lists
Find native plant species by state. Each list contains commercially available species suitable for gardens and planned landscapes. Once you have selected a collection, you can browse the collection or search within it using the combination search.
View Recommended Species page
Record Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff