Wood Anemone - Anemone quinquefolia (Buttercup family - Ranunculaceae)

 

Wood Anemone - Anemone quinquefolia (Buttercup family - Ranunculaceae) This is one of the earliest blooming anemones. The flowers have 4 - 9 petal-like sepals, numerous stamens and pistils. Leaves are palmate, 3 - 5 narrow leaflets; sharply toothed; three, in whorls at the top of the stem.

 

 

 

Open woods, thickets and clearings. The flowers are on long thin stalks and tremble in the slightest wind; hence their common name, Windflowers.

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