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Thimbleweed Anemone virginiana

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Anemone hirsuta
Phonetic Spelling
ah-NEM-oh-nee vir-jin-ee-AN-uh
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Herbaceous perennial that prefers moist, humusy soil, tolerates full shade but prefers some sun. P Anemone virginiana is not as agressive as other Anemone species. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: This plant suffers from no serious insect or disease problems

Found in: Landscape in flower/ wildflower gardens; moist shaded woods

Season: June to early fall (Great spring flower for woodland or shady garden.)

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#yellow#poisonous#summer#early fall#perennial#white flowers#green#wildflowers#partial sun#deep shade#shade tolerant#green flowers#yellow flowers#full shade#seeanemone#shade flower#rocky soil#dry soil tolerant#flower garden#deer resistant#woodland#naturalizes#poor soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#yellow#poisonous#summer#early fall#perennial#white flowers#green#wildflowers#partial sun#deep shade#shade tolerant#green flowers#yellow flowers#full shade#seeanemone#shade flower#rocky soil#dry soil tolerant#flower garden#deer resistant#woodland#naturalizes#poor soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Anemone
    Species:
    virginiana
    Family:
    Ranuculaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central and eastern United States
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    tolerates dry, shallow, rocky, soils; full shade; no serious insect or disease problems; resistant to damage by deer.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    This plant has small fruits often with plumose tails.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    The 1" diameter flower has five greenish-white petals (which are actually sepals) and a yellow center (which is composed of stamens); usually borne singly. The flowers are cup-shaped, and the center resembles a thimble.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Whorled
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has palmate, three-lobed, and serrated leaves. They are alternate or whorled and finely divided.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    stout, hairy stem
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Diseases
    Dry Soil
    Heavy Shade
    Insect Pests
    Problems:
    Contact Dermatitis
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. CAUSES SEVERE PAIN IN THE MOUTH IF EATEN! Poisonous through ingestion and dermatitis. (Poisonous parts: All parts when fresh). Symptoms may include: Inflammation and blistering upon contact with fresh sap; irritation of mouth, vomiting and diarrhea following ingestion.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Protoanemonin
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Seeds
    Stems