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 (uncommon in Coastal Plain, especially south of VA)

Look for it in rich forests & woodlands, esp prevalent on circumneutral soils, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple: Dissected, appearing 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Anemone virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-16-001:
Anemone virginiana   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Thimbleweed, Tall Anemone


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picture of Anemone virginiana, image of Anemone virginiana var. virginiana

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.

picture of Anemone virginiana, image of Anemone virginiana var. virginiana

JK Marlow    jkm0506d_32

June    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

picture of Anemone virginiana, image of Anemone virginiana var. virginiana

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.

picture of Anemone virginiana, image of Anemone virginiana var. virginiana

JK Marlow    jkm0506i_27

June    Oconee County    SC

picture of Anemone virginiana, image of Anemone virginiana var. virginiana

Tim Spira    tps_avirginiana

June        

picture of Anemone virginiana, image of Anemone virginiana var. virginiana

JK Marlow    jkm0407c_21

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

picture of Anemone virginiana, image of Anemone virginiana var. virginiana

JK Marlow    jkm060704_037

July    Greenville County    SC

picture of Anemone virginiana, image of Anemone virginiana var. virginiana

JK Marlow    jkm140711_850

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

picture of Anemone virginiana, image of Anemone virginiana var. virginiana

Keith Bradley    kab_a_virginiana_1500

July    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

picture of Anemone virginiana, image of Anemone virginiana var. virginiana

Keith Bradley    kab_a_virginiana_1501

July    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

picture of Anemone virginiana, image of Anemone virginiana var. virginiana

Keith Bradley    kab_a_virginiana_1892

July    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

picture of Anemone virginiana, image of Anemone virginiana var. virginiana

Keith Bradley    kab_a_virginiana_1904

July    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

picture of Anemone virginiana, image of Anemone virginiana var. virginiana

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_anemone_virginiana_c

July        

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

picture of Anemone virginiana, image of Anemone virginiana var. virginiana

JK Marlow    jkm0310g_32

October    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

picture of Anemone virginiana, image of Anemone virginiana var. virginiana

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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picture of Anemone virginiana, image of Anemone virginiana var. virginiana

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.

picture of Anemone virginiana, image of Anemone virginiana var. virginiana

JK Marlow    s081026_a2

October    Oconee County    SC

picture of Anemone virginiana, image of Anemone virginiana var. virginiana

JK Marlow    jkm131103_158

November    Greenville County    SC