A woodland Anemone that grows upright, topped by thimble-like seed heads.
Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full – Shade
Height: 1-3 feet
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: June – August
Suggested Uses: Tall Thimbleweed is very similar to Anemone cylindrica but thrives in woodland settings. It is a great plant for woodland or east-facing gardens and sandy, gravelly or rocky soils. The seed heads dry well and make lovely additions to dried flower bouquets. Just collect them before the seeds start to disperse.
Native Range: Native throughout the Midwest, South and Northeast U.S. Native throughout most of Minnesota except for the southwest corner.
Flowers: The 1″ flowers have 4-9 petal-like sepals, no petals, and numerous stamens and pistils. The stamens and pistils form a 1″ thimble-like cylinder that extends up from the sepals.
Leaves: The whorled leaves are up to 3″ long. They are divided like the palm of a hand into pointed, oblong, toothed segments. Each whorl has 3-5 leaves.
Food Uses: Plants are poisonous!
More information: USDA plant profile