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Anemone cylindrica

Thimbleweed

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Anemone cylindrica (Thimbleweed)

In early to mid-summer, small white flowers bloom for about one month. As the flower withers, the central green cone develops into an elongated fruit that resembles a cylindrical green thimble up to 1½" long, hence the name of the plant. This thimble is at least twice as long as it is wide. The thimble-like fruits develop during the summer, and then become transformed into cottony tufts during the fall.

Additional Information:


Height
12-24 Inches

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Spread
12-24 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7

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Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACW

Nature Attracting

Beneficial Insects

Root

Rhizomes
Taproot

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Average

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map