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Anemonoides quinquefolia

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Anemone quinquefolia
Phonetic Spelling
kwin-kway-FOH-lee-uh
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

 

Site: Rich humus soil; open woods, thickets, clearings, and in the landscape as a flower garden

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#red#white#poisonous#partial shade#summer#spring#low growing#perennial#white flowers#purple flowers#wildflowers#yellow-green#red flowers#shade tolerant#green flowers#yellow flowers#seeanemone#NC native#woodland
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#red#white#poisonous#partial shade#summer#spring#low growing#perennial#white flowers#purple flowers#wildflowers#yellow-green#red flowers#shade tolerant#green flowers#yellow flowers#seeanemone#NC native#woodland
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Anemonoides
    Species:
    quinquefolia
    Family:
    Ranunculaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central & E. Canada to N. Central & E. U.S.A
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Native Plant
    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
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    This plant has small fruits often with plumose tails.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    This plant has 1-in. terminal flower with 5 to 7 white, petal-like sepals. Although mainly white, the flowers can be white, yellow-green, red, or purple. They are cup-shaped with 5-many petal-like parts and many stamens.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Whorled
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has alternate or whorled, finely divided leaves. More specifically it has a terminal whorl of three leaves divided into three to five narrow, sharply toothed segments. The basal leaves may not be present at flowering time.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    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 by 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