Canada anemone, Anemone canadensis

Life Cycle

Perennial plant.

Propagation

Up to 80 cm tall.

Leaves

Basal and whorled on stem, 5-15 cm wide. Stem leaves are 2 or 3 per whorl, with 3 deeply cut, pointed and toothed lobes, stalkless. Basal leaves are coarsely toothed near the top, long-stalked with 3 to 7 wedge-shaped lobes.

Flowers and Fruit

Solitary white flowers, 2.5-4 cm wide, 5 petal-like sepals, on long stalks rising above the leaves. Fruit is globe-like aggregate of achenes. Flowers from May to July.


Figure #1.

Southern Ontario, June.


Figure #2.

White flower of anemone.


Figure #3.

Leaf of anemone.


Figure #4.

Back of anemone leaf.


Figure #5.


Figure #6.

Anemone plant found along trail.