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Wood Anemone Anemonoides quinquefolia

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

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

The gentle movement in the wind of this flower leads to the name of "Wind Flower."   The quinquefolia thrives in humus-rich soil in woodlands, thickets, clearings, and naturalized woodland gardens where it spreads by rhizomes.  It displays a delicate single white or pink flower. The stems are generally upright and short forming above whorled dark green leaves.   After this plant blooms in early spring it becomes an attractive ground cover.  

 

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#red#white#poisonous#partial shade#low growing#perennial#purple flowers#yellow-green#red flowers#shade tolerant#green flowers#yellow flowers#seeanemone#NC native#summer flowers#thickets#spring interest#wildflower garden#honeybees#late spring flowers#early spring flowers#food source summer#mid-spring flowers#food source nectar#food source pollen#Piedmont Mountains FACU#Coastal FACU#audubon#woodlands
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Anemonoides
    Species:
    quinquefolia
    Family:
    Ranunculaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Root Cutting
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central & E. Canada to N. Central & E. U.S.A
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 0 ft. 9 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 10 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Wildflower
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • 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
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
    Fruit Description:
    This plant has small round head of beaked oval seeds 1/8" long often with plumose tails. Displays from June to July.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Solitary
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    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. Flowers bloom from March to May.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Whorled
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    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 Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Problems:
    Contact Dermatitis
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. 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