- Common Name(s):
- Meadow Anemone, Pasque Flower, Wind Flower
- Edible Plants, Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Best grown in fertile humusy well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Plants need constant moisture in hot summer temperatures. Best performance is seen in cooler temperatures where plants can tolerate less humid conditoins. Plants are best left undisturbed once established. Leaves are attractive even when plant is not flowering.
Can be used as an herbal medicine.
This plant has no serious insect or disease problems.
- Perennial herb with hairy stems that emerge first in the spring, leaves are fern-like alternate or whorled, finely divided and furry. Showy flowers singular pale or dark violet, rarely white, cup- or bell-shaped with 5-many petal-like parts and many stamens. Flowers are followed by equally-ornamental, plume-like seedheads (reminiscent of some clematis) in fluffy spherical clusters.
- 1 ft.
- Rosette of finely-divided, stalked leaves, covered with silky hairs
- 1.5-in. flower borne singly on 5 to 8 in. stalks, with three sessile deeply-cut leaflets or bracts; sepals are dull violet-purple; very silky on the under surfaces
- Dry soil
- Europe, southwestern Asia
- Poison Part:
- All parts when fresh
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Ingestion and dermatitis
- Inflammation and blistering upon contact with fresh sap; irritation of mouth, vomiting and diarrhea following ingestion
- Toxic Principle:
- 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:
NCCES plant id: 2471