OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (2/8/20):
Anemone virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY Ranunculaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Anemone virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Anemone virginiana var. virginiana

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-16-001:
Anemone virginiana   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Anemone virginiana

INCLUDING (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Anemone riparia

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Anemone virginiana

 

COMMON NAME:
Thimbleweed, Tall Thimbleweed, Tall Anemone


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JK Marlow    jkm210426_9826

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm220409_6564

April    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm200508_4736

May    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm0506d_24

June    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Petals absent. The five petal-like, whitish sepals are very hairy beneath, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm0506d_32

June    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

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JK Marlow    jkm0506d_34

June    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Basal & upper lvs similar, lateral lobes deeply incised, stem lvs petioled, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm0506i_27

June    Oconee County    SC

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Tim Spira    tps_avirginiana

June        

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JK Marlow    jkm0407c_21

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

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JK Marlow    jkm060704_037

July    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

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JK Marlow    jkm140711_850

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_virginiana_1500

July    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Anemone virginiana var. virginiana, Thimbleweed, Tall Thimbleweed, Tall Anemone

Keith Bradley    kab_a_virginiana_1501

July    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Anemone virginiana var. virginiana, Thimbleweed, Tall Thimbleweed, Tall Anemone

Keith Bradley    kab_a_virginiana_1892

July    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Anemone virginiana var. virginiana, Thimbleweed, Tall Thimbleweed, Tall Anemone

Keith Bradley    kab_a_virginiana_1904

July    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_anemone_virginiana_c

July        

Sepals whitish, petaloid, usually 5; petals absent; stamens numerous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm0310g_32

October    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

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JK Marlow    jkm081026_008

October    Oconee County    SC

Utility right-of-way

The fruiting "thimble" is 3/4-1" long, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.


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JK Marlow    s081026_a

October    Oconee County    SC

Achenes brownish, densely woolly, obovoid, about 2mm long and 1.5mm broad, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    s081026_a2

October    Oconee County    SC

image of Anemone virginiana var. virginiana, Thimbleweed, Tall Thimbleweed, Tall Anemone

JK Marlow    jkm131103_158

November    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (2/8/20):
Anemone virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Anemone virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Anemone virginiana var. virginiana

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-16-001:
Anemone virginiana   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Anemone virginiana

INCLUDING (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Anemone riparia

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Anemone virginiana

 

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96

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (rare in Coastal Plain, rare in GA Piedmont)

Habitat: Rich forests and woodlands, prairies, especially prevalent on circumneutral soils, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Palmately compound
Whorled or opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
5 petaloid sepals (usually)
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brownish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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