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Connecticut Plants
Wood Anemone (Nightcaps)
Anemone quinquefolia L.

Anemones don't have true petals, but petal-like sepals. Wood anemone may have four to nine sepals; five sepals is most common.

  • Family: buttercup (Ranunculaceae)
  • Habitat: woods
  • Height: 4-8 inches
  • Flower size: 1 inch across
  • Flower color: white, sometimes pink underneath
  • Flowering time: April to June
  • Origin: native
Anemone quinquefolia L.
Anemone quinquefolia L.

Some plants have reddish leaves.