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Anemone cylindrica A. Gray
Candle anemone, Long-head thimbleweed, Thimbleweed
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun
, 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
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
Record Last Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff