Anemone cylindrica A. Gray
Candle Anemone, Long-headed Thimbleweed, Longhead Thimbleweed, Thimbleweed
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
USDA Symbol: ANCY
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: 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 ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSupports Conservation Biological Control
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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
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 Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
BibliographyBibref 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
Bibref 1294 - The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.
Search More Titles in Bibliography
Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Anemone cylindrica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Anemone cylindrica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Anemone cylindrica
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-01-10
Research By: TWC Staff