Anemone quinquefolia
wood anemone

Anemone quinquefolia

Anemone quinquefolia
Anemone quinquefolia
Photos courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Anemone quinquefolia
Common name: wood anemoone
Group: dicot
Family: Ranunculaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 2 - 8"'
Foliage: long stalked, 3 to 5 deeply lobed with toothed margins
Flower: white sepals that resemble petals, app. 1" across. Generally 5 sepals; may vary from 4 to 9.
Flowering time: April - June
Habitat: woods, woodland edges
Range in New Jersey: throughout most of the state
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. a spring ephemeral, usually found in relatively undisturbed areas.

Anemone, an ancient Greek and Latin corruption of the Semitic name for Adonis, lover of Aphrodite. quinquefolia, from the Latin, quinque, "five" and folius, "leaf"; hence, "five leaf"

Historically used externally for rheumatism, gout, and corn removal.