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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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate , Obovate
Leaf Margin: Crenate
Leaf Apex: Acute , Obtuse
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.
Bloom InformationBloom 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 ConditionsLight Requirement: Shade
Conditions Comments: Flowers are commonly white, but may range from blue to pink and lavender.
BenefitWarning: 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 DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
BibliographyBibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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From the ArchiveWildflower Newsletter 1989 VOL. 6, NO.6 - Landscape Restoration, Wildflower Outlook, Wildflower Center Fall Festival, Dire...
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Anemone edwardsiana in USDA Plants
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2011-04-24
Research By: NPC