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Anemone cylindrica (Candle anemone)
Bloodworth, Stefan

Anemone cylindrica

Anemone cylindrica A. Gray

Candle anemone, Long-head thimbleweed, Thimbleweed

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ANCY

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

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 Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: 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 , 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.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Propagation

Description: 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

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

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 on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
* Available Online from Wildflower Center Store

Bibliography

Bibref 902 - Ex situ plant conservation : supporting species survival in the wild (2004) Guerrant, E. O.; K. Havens; M. Maunder
Bibref 946 - Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes (2002) Wasowski, Sally
* The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Anemone cylindrica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Anemone cylindrica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Anemone cylindrica

Metadata

Record Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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