wood anemone

(Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

wood anemone

NatureServe

N3N5 - Vulnerable to Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

FAC - Facultative

Midwest

FAC - Facultative

Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland

Nativity

Native

 
Occurrence

 

 
Habitat

Moist to moderate moisture. Woods, forests, thickets. Full or partial shade.

 
Flowering

April to June

     
Flower Color

White to pinkish, often pink on the underside

     
Height

4 to 8

     

Identification

This is a 4 to 8 tall, delicate, erect perennial rising on a hairless stem from a slender, horizontal rhizome. The rhizomes grow quickly and the plant is often found carpeting large areas.

A sterile individual and a flowering individual may be produced from the same rhizome. A sterile individual is a solitary basal leaf at the top of a long leaf stalk rising from the ground. It is divided into 3 to 5 irregular leaflets that are deeply notched and unevenly toothed above the middle.

The flowering individual is an unbranched, erect stem topped by a whorl of 3 leaves and a single flower stem. The stem below the whorl of leaves is hairless. The stem leaves are similar to the basal leaf only smaller. The leaflets are roughly lance-shaped, widest above the middle, and taper to a wedge-shaped base.

The flower stem (the stem above the whorl of leaves) is unbranched. The flower is white to pinkish, 1 wide, with 4 to 6 (usually 5) petal-like sepals and 30 to 60 stamens.

The above-ground portion of this perennial dies back by mid-summer, leaving only the underground rhizome to await the next spring.

 
Similar
Species

Wood anemone (Anemone quinquefolia var. bifolia), the western variety, has central stems that are covered below the whorl of leaves with soft, spreading, shaggy, unmatted hairs. It does not occur in Minnesota.


Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28.

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Taxonomy

Family:

Ranunculaceae (buttercup)

 

Subfamily:

Ranunculoideae

 

Tribe:

Anemoneae

 
Synonyms

Anemone nemorosa var. bifolia

Anemone quinquefolia var. interior

 
Common
Names

nightcaps

wood anemone


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

rhizome

A horizontal, usually underground stem. It serves as a reproductive structure, producing roots below and shoots above at the nodes.

 

sepal

An outer floral leaf, usually green but sometimes colored, at the base of a flower.

       

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The Wood Anemone is one of the earliest spring flowers. It blooms before surrounding trees begin to grow leaves. In sunshine, the flower is expanded wide, but at the approach of rain or night it closes and droops its head.

De gewone bosanemoon is een tapijtvormer en bloeit met witte bloemen in het vroege voorjaar als er nog geen blad aan de bomen zit. Als de zon sterker wordt, verkleurt het loof snel naar geel en verdwijnt vanzelf. Alle bosanemonen zijn volledig winterhard.

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A short clip showing you how to identify Wood Anemone (Anemone nemorosa). Keep an eye on the Species Recovery Trust website (speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk) for new instalments.

 
     
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The Wood Anemone is one of the earliest spring flowers. It blooms before surrounding trees begin to grow leaves. In sunshine, the flower is expanded wide, but at the approach of rain or night it closes and droops its head.

Location: Haagse Bos, The Hague. The "backyard" of the Dutch queen Beatrix.

De gewone bosanemoon is een tapijtvormer en bloeit met witte bloemen in het vroege voorjaar als er nog geen blad aan de bomen zit. Als de zon sterker wordt, verkleurt het loof snel naar geel en verdwijnt vanzelf. Alle bosanemonen zijn volledig winterhard.

 
     
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Al sinds de 19e eeuw bloeien ieder voorjaar stinzenplanten rondom het kasteel Hackfort, langs de Baakse Beek en in het parkbos.
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The Wood Anemone is one of the earliest spring flowers. It blooms before surrounding trees begin to grow leaves. In sunshine, the flower is expanded wide, but at the approach of rain or night it closes and droops its head.

De gewone bosanemoon is een tapijtvormer en bloeit met witte bloemen in het vroege voorjaar als er nog geen blad aan de bomen zit. Als de zon sterker wordt, verkleurt het loof snel naar geel en verdwijnt vanzelf. Alle bosanemonen zijn volledig winterhard.

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