Anemone virginiana

Thimbleweed or Tall Anemone

Names and Myths

Anemos Greek wind - a flower can only open at wind’s bidding - Pliney. Anemones came from the tears shed by Venus over the fallen Adonis1 Became known as a symbol of illness.


Natural history / Folklore

Plants are wind pollinated and flowers have little scent and do not produce nectar. Seeds are ant dispersed and have elaiosomes.17


Can have between 5 and 10 white petal-like sepals, 5 and 6 being the norm. A.l. leaflets evenly toothed, no leaflets deeply cleft.  Open woods

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