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Canada Anemone
Anemone canadensis

Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis) French names: Anémone du Canada

Family: Buttercup Family (Ranunculaceae)

Group: Anemones

Distinctive features: Striking white flowers, deeply toothed/lobed leaves.

Similar species:
  •   Wood Anemone (Anemone quinquefolia) - Flowers, leaves and the whole plant are a lot smaller.

Flowers: Summer;  White;  5 parts (petals);  Flowers from late May through the summer.

Height: 30-60 cm (11-23 in)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 280    Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 30    ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario: 352   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: canadensis: of Canada

Photographs: 139 photographs available, of which 8 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis)

A Canada Anemone plant.

Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis)

A nice display of the showy white flowers of Canada Anemone.

Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Closer view of a flower.

Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada Anemone goes very well in a wildflower garden.

Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Seeds ripening.

Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada Anemone leaves, with a tiny flower bud in the middle.

Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Flower bud.

Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis)

A patch of Canada Anemone leaves in early May.

Range map for Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)