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Anemonella thalictroides

Anemonella thalictroides

A native of Eastern North America, this woodland plant is easily grown in humus-rich, well-drained soil in part or full shade. Grows up to 9" high and features white or pink flowers  with 5-10 petal-like sepals (usually 5) and numerous greenish-yellow stamens. Flowers appear in loose clusters above whorls of three-lobed leaves, but each flower has its own stem. A long-blooming spring flower with a delicate, dainty appearance. Plant usually becomes dormant in summer. Anemonella in Greek means small windflower in reference to the fact that this flower resembles a small anemone. The species name ofthalictroides is in reference to this plant's three-lobed, dark green leaves which resemble meadow rue (Thalictrum). These leaf and flower similarities, when combined, result in the common name of rue anemone.

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