Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
  • Home
  • Trailheads
  • Downloads
  • Privacy Policy
  • Return to Portal
  • Canada Anemone

    SCIENTIFIC NAME: Anemone canadensis

    COMMON NAMES: Canada Anemone, Meadow Anemone, Canadian Anemone, Round-leaf Thimbleweed, Windflower

    BLOOM TIME: May, June


    • This 2 ft. tall plant has hairy leaves on long stalks that cluster around base.
    • Branching stem supports solitary white flowers, 2 in. across with yellow centers.
    • Habitat: low woods & roadsides.
    • Native Americans used a preparation of roots & leaves to treat wounds, sores & nosebleeds.


    • The foliage can irritate the gastrointestinal tract, so mammalian herbivores usually avoid consumption of this plant.
    • The flowers may attract small bees.