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
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.