Wood Anemone – 5/6/20

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/6/20

Observation Time: 9:40 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Farm (TTOR)

Common Name: Wood Anemone

Scientific Name: Anemone quinquefolia

Comments: Also called wood windflower, wood anemone is one of the earliest blooming flowers in the rich, moist forests of New England. Look for showy white flowers poking above the dissected leaves, only 3 inches (7 cm) tall. These offer food to pollinators searching for nectar early in the season. Like other anemones, wood anemone doesn’t have true petals, but petal-like sepals. Wood anemone may have four to nine sepals, most commonly five.

More Information: Go Botany

Wood anemones flowers usually have five sepals, but not always.