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Marcus, Joseph A.
Anemone berlandieri Pritz.
Tenpetal thimbleweed, Ten-petaled anemone, Wind-flower
Synonym(s): Anemone decapetala, Anemone decapetala var. heterophylla, Anemone heterophylla
USDA Symbol: anbe
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Southern anemone plants are 6–14 inches tall, with 1 greenish-white or purplish-blue flower to a stem. The few leaves are well below the flower, often near the ground. The parts of the flower that look like petals are actually the 10-20 sepals. The pistils form a conelike structure about 1 inch long (248).
Named for French-Swiss physician Jean Louis Berlandier (1805-1851) who collected plants in Texas and northern Mexico.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
This plant has no petals. The sepals
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Blue , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr
, VA Native Habitat:
Throughout Texas. Well-drained sandy or calcareous clay soils.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Conditions Comments: Wind-flower is one of the first plants to bloom in the spring, then it goes dormant in the summer. The small plants produce flowers up to 1.5 inches across. Seeds fly away in the breeze, giving the plant its common name.
POISONOUS PARTS: All parts when fresh. Toxic only if eaten in large quantities. Symptoms include inflammation and blistering upon contact with fresh sap
and irritation of the mouth, vomiting and diarrhea following ingestion. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.) Conspicuous Flowers:
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Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0191
Collected Mar. 15, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-67
Collected 2007-04-01 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2013-05-01
Research By: TWC Staff