Anemone virginiana L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Anemone virginiana L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Much like A. cylindrica, averaging coarser and more loosely hairy; primary lf-segments rhombic-ovate, with the margins toothed or incised to below the middle and ± convex toward the base; involucral lvs 3; peduncles mostly 1–3, some of them often with a 2-lvd secondary involucre; sep greenish-white or less often pure white; seldom red, 7–13(16) mm; fruiting head ovoid, 1.5–3 cm; achenes densely woolly; style 1–1.5 mm, short-hairy, often ± spreading; 2n=16. Dry or open woods; e. Que. to N.D., s. to Ga., Ala., and Ark. June–Aug. Some plants from the n. part of the range diverge toward A. cylindrica in their somewhat narrower heads and in having the lf-segments more cuneate below. These have been segregated as var. alba A. W. Wood or A. riparia Fernald, but they do not appear to be sharply separable from A. virginiana.

  • Common Names

    tall anemone, thimbleweed