Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in rich, moist forests, on grassy balds, often abundant at high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple: Dissected, appearing compound
Whorled or opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
White
5-6 petaloid sepals (usually)
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Brownish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Anemone quinquefolia   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-16-003:
Anemone quinquefolia   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Anemone quinquefolia var. bifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Wood Anemone


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JK Marlow    jkm090321_218

March    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm090321_221

March    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

The (usually) 5 white petal-like sepals are often reddish beneath, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm140322_334

March    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

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JK Marlow    jkm060429_219

April    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm120403_377

April    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm140412_917

April    Transylvania County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm140412_917b

April    Transylvania County    NC

A single flower terminates the stem & usually has 5 white sepals (no petals), per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_quinquefolia_03135

April    Greenville County    SC

Caesars Head State Park

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_quinquefolia_1019

April    Polk County    NC

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Terry Gentry    tmg_p4030084

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm090503_051

May    Polk County    NC

Similar to A. lancifolia but 5 leaflets, or 3 with lateral ones deeply cut, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

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JK Marlow    jkm090503_056b

May    Polk County    NC

Leaves and stems are covered in fine hairs, per www.minnesotawildflowers.info.

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Tim Spira    tps_aquinquefolia_wv2

May        

Stem leaves are shaped similarly to the single basal leaf, but smaller, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.