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Anemone quinquefolia

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Windflower, Wood anemone
Categories:
Perennials, Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Description:
Perennial herb with alternate or whorled, finely divided leaves; flowers white, yellow-green, red, or purple, cup-shaped with 5-many petal-like parts and many stamens; small fruits often with plumose tails
Season:
Spring, summer
Height:
4-9 in.
Foliage:
Terminal whorl of three leaves divided into three to five narrow, sharply toothed segments; basal leaves may not be present at flowering time
Flower:
1-in. terminal flower with 5 to 7 white, petal-like sepals
Site:
Rich humus soil; partial shade to shade; open woods, thickets, clearings
Poison Part:
All parts when fresh
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion and dermatitis
Symptoms:
Inflammation and blistering upon contact with fresh sap; irritation of mouth, vomiting and diarrhea following ingestion
Toxic Principle:
Protoanemonin
Severity:
TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. CAUSES SEVERE PAIN IN THE MOUTH IF EATEN!
Found in:
Landscape in flower gardens, as herbaceous perennial
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
summer, white, wildflower, seeAnemone, shade, perennial, partial shade, spring

NCCES plant id: 2472

Anemone quinquefolia Anemone quinquefolia
Joshua Mayer, CC-BY-SA-2.0
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Aaron Carlson, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Anemone quinquefolia Anemone quinquefolia
Aaron Carlson, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Anemone quinquefolia Anemone quinquefolia
NC Orchid, CC BY-NC-2.0