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Anemone edwardsiana

Anemone edwardsiana Tharp

Edwards Plateau Thimbleweed, Two-flowered Anemone

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)


USDA Symbol: ANED2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Found only on the Edwards Plateau of Texas.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate , Obovate
Leaf Margin: Crenate
Leaf Apex: Acute , Obtuse
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Inflorescence: Cyme
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr


Native Distribution: Edwards Plateau of Texas.
Native Habitat: Found on rich, moist banks of shaded canyons, especially along limestone ledges at the bases of bluffs; Edwards Plateau north to Travis County.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Shade
Conditions Comments: Flowers are commonly white, but may range from blue to pink and lavender.


Warning: 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: yes
Deer Resistant: High

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX

From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter 1989 VOL. 6, NO.6 - Landscape Restoration, Wildflower Outlook, Wildflower Center Fall Festival, Dire...

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-04-24
Research By: NPC

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