Sun: Full to partial

Moisture: Medium to moist

Height: 2'

Bloom Time: May-June

Bloom Color: Greenish-white

Genotype: Superior Township, Washtenaw County.

Indigenous interactions: In the Great Lakes area, (Moerman, 1998).


This woodland native bears small white flowers (with sepals rather than petals) on long slender stems that transform to nubbly thimble-like "acorns" which then break open into fluffy seedheads in late fall and winter, which add an interesting element to the late-season garden. The pollen attracts native bees. The plant is allelopathic, secreting the chemical protoanemonin, which inhibits the growth of other plants around it. Deer resistant.

Anemone virginica (Thimbleweed)