Canada Anemone

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A clump of flowering Canada Anemone

Beautiful flowering Canada Anemones (Anemonastrum canadense) can be admired throughout most of the Native Plant Garden in the month of June. These unique wildflowers offer one single bloom per stem, with 3-5 lobed basal leaves that form around the stem. Flowers are white with 5 petals and yellow center stamens. Canada anemone spread through rhizomes, which are modified underground plant stems that grow horizontally and put out new shoots and root systems as a means of asexual proliferation (reproduction). This allows the perennial to quickly take over areas with suitable conditions. They are members of the buttercup family and are found throughout much of Canada and the eastern U.S. 

Photo by Laura Berry.