Carolina Anemone
Anemone caroliniana
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup) Family

Carolina Anemone is also known as Carolina Windflower, Prairie Anemone, Carolina Thimbleweed and Southern Thimbleweed.

The plants are upright, hairy perennials. The preferred habitat is prairies and roadsides. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

The leaves are mostly basal, consisting of one whole part, has leaf stalks, usually deeply 3-lobed, with lobes toothed.

Flowers are at the end of long stalks, subtended by a pair of involucral leaves. Each flower is bisexual in nature (perfect) and symmetrical in form (regular). There are numerous sepals (no petals) that appear to be petals. The color is white, pinkish, or blue; numerous stamens. Flowers occur in the spring.

Fruit is achene.

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