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Thimble weed (Anemone virginiana)
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Other common names: Tall Anemone
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Height: 2 to 3 ft.
Blooms: June to August
Leaf Type: lobed
Bloom Size: 1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Youghiogheny River Trail
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- White Avens
Thimble weed has a larger and showier flower. Look carefully at the leaves - those of thimble weed are so deeply lobed that they almost look like they're divided, while the lower leaves of the avens are truly divided.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.