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Windflower Anemonella thalictroides

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Thalictrum thalictroides
Phonetic Spelling
uh-nem-oh-NEL-uh thal-ik-TROY-deez
Description

Prefers well-drained sandy, organically rich soil in the partial to full shade.  A native wildflower found on slopes and ridges it can be grown in woodland gardens, nighttime gardens or in a shaded rock garden.  It goes dormant in the summer.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious problems.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Four-Season Garden
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#small spaces#drought tolerant#heavy shade#white flowers#deep shade#moths#shade tolerant#slopes#nighttime garden#night#ridges#wildflower garden#food source summer#food source herbage#food source pollen#dry soils tolerant#mammals#Piedmont Mountains FACU#Coastal FACU#butterflies#audubon#woodlands
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#small spaces#drought tolerant#heavy shade#white flowers#deep shade#moths#shade tolerant#slopes#nighttime garden#night#ridges#wildflower garden#food source summer#food source herbage#food source pollen#dry soils tolerant#mammals#Piedmont Mountains FACU#Coastal FACU#butterflies#audubon#woodlands
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Anemonella
    Species:
    thalictroides
    Family:
    Ranunculaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Possible usage as an herbal medicine
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern North America
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant attracts butterflies, moths, mammals, and several types of bees.
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Drought, dry soil, heavy shade
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 4 in. - 0 ft. 8 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 4 in. - 0 ft. 8 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • 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
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Green
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
    Fruit Description:
    Green fruit displays from May to June.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    6 petals/rays
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    March-Mayr 1-in. white or pink-tinged flowers appear on their own stem. They have 5-10 petal-like sepals (usually 5 or 6) and many yellow-green stamens
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Whorled
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Basal and stem of three-lobed leaflets up to 1 in. long; compound leaf with three ovate, rounded-lobe leaflets
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Black
    Brown/Copper
    Purple/Lavender
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stems are often dark
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Slope/Bank
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Nighttime Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Moths
    Small Mammals
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heavy Shade