Featured in Wildflowers of the World – Nov 5, 2010
Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis) is a spring to early summer flowering plant that can sometimes be found flowering till late summer in the Genus Anemone and family Ranunculaceae. Common names include Canada Anemone and windflower. It is native from Eastern half of northern North America. Its sometime grown in garden for its attractive bright white flowers.
This species of Anemone is found growing in meadows, along roadsides, and in low shrubby areas were the soil is moisture retentive, it can spread by way of underground running rhizomes to form large thick colonies or spread-out along shorelines in long rows.
Plants grow 15-70cm tall with 1-5 simple and deeply divided leaves. Bright white colored flowers are composed of 5 sepals normally, that are obovate in shape, each 8-20mm long and 5-15 mm wide, hairy or hairless.
Photographed along the roadside in Whiteshell Provincial Park (close to Eleanor Lake), Manitoba, Canada