Wood Anemone; Windflower
Anemone quinquefolia / Buttercup Family
Height: 4" - 8"
April 15, 2005
These plants have a beautiful, white, single flower --- talk about putting all your eggs in one basket! "Quinquefolia" means five-leaved. This one was blooming in April at Frozen Head State Park. Anemones have only colored sepals, no petals. Like many other spring, woodland wildflowers, Wood Anemone grows close to the ground.
Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Frozen Head SP, University of Tennessee Arboretum, Ijams Nature Center