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False anemone


Family:  Ranunculaceae, buttercup family
Genus, species:  Enemion biternatum



Each leaf has three leaflets. Leaflets are oval with lobed margins.

Flowers are showy, white, up to 1” in diameter. Each flower has 5 white petal-like sepals, a few green pistils, and a ring of stamens with yellow anthers. Flowers do not have true petals. Flowers move around easily in the wind. Blooms in mid-spring, late April and early May. Often occurs in dense colonies, spreads via underground tubers

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False anemone looks very similar to rue anemone, Thalictrum thalictroides.  False anemone flowers always have five white sepals whereas rue anemone flowers usually have more than five white sepals.