|Also known as:||Long-fruited Thimbleweed, Long-headed Anemone, Candle Anemone, Cottenweed|
|Habitat:||part shade, sun; dry; prairies, roadsides, edges of woods|
|Bloom season:||June - August|
|Plant height:||1 to 2 feet|
|USDA PLANTS database:||Minnesota county distribution map|
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A single flower is at the end of a long naked stalk that arises from the whorl of leaves about midway up the plant. Individual flowers are ¾ inch across with 5 pointed, hairy, greenish white, petal-like sepals and numerous yellowish stamens around a green cone-like center. The cone is about twice as long as wide while the flower blooms. One plant has 2 to 8 flowers.
There are basal leaves, a whorl of 3 to 10 leaves about midway up the stem, and sometimes a pair of leaves on a flower stalk, all of similar shape, palmately compound in groups of 3. The basal leaves have long stems and are a little larger than the stem leaves; any leaves on a flower stalk are much smaller. Leaflets are deeply lobed in 3 to 5 parts, wedge-shaped at the base with the lobes fanning out, hairy, to 4 inches long.
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Photos taken at Long Lake Regional Park, New Brighton, MN, Rice Creek Trail Corridor, Shoreview, MN, Battle Creek Regional Park, St Paul, MN, July 2008-2009 and September 2008
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