Anemone quinquefolia (Wood Anemone)
|Also known as:||Nightcaps|
|Bloom season:||April - June|
|Plant height:||4 to 8 inches|
|USDA PLANTS database:||Minnesota county distribution map|
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A single 1-inch wide flower rises above the leaves. Each flower has 4 to 9 sepals that look like petals, 5 is most common. Flower is usually white with a greenish-yellow center and many white stamens. It is occasionally pink.
Notes:Wood Anemone tends to grow in thick mats. A single plant may take 5 years or longer to flower, so often only a few flowers are seen among the leaves.
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All photos taken at Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Coon Rapids, MN April 2007.
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