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:
Palmately 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 (2/8/20):
Anemone quinquefolia   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Anemone quinquefolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Wood Anemone


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image of Anemone quinquefolia, Wood Anemone

JK Marlow    jkm090321_218

March    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

image of Anemone quinquefolia, Wood Anemone

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.

image of Anemone quinquefolia, Wood Anemone

JK Marlow    jkm140322_334

March    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

image of Anemone quinquefolia, Wood Anemone

JK Marlow    jkm140412_917

April    Transylvania County    NC

image of Anemone quinquefolia, Wood Anemone

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.

image of Anemone quinquefolia, Wood Anemone

JK Marlow    jkm190413_7271

April    Rabun County    GA

image of Anemone quinquefolia, Wood Anemone

JK Marlow    jkm200415_3897

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Anemone quinquefolia, Wood Anemone

Keith Bradley    kab_a_quinquefolia_03135

April    Greenville County    SC

Caesars Head State Park

image of Anemone quinquefolia, Wood Anemone

Keith Bradley    kab_a_quinquefolia_1019

April    Polk County    NC

image of Anemone quinquefolia, Wood Anemone

Terry Gentry    tmg_p4030084

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

image of Anemone quinquefolia, Wood Anemone

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.

image of Anemone quinquefolia, Wood Anemone

JK Marlow    jkm090503_056b

May    Polk County    NC

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

image of Anemone quinquefolia, Wood Anemone

Tim Spira    tps_aquinquefolia_wv2

May        

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