Saturday, June 13, 2015

Canada anemone - Anemone canadensis - Anémone du Canada

In the Mont-Royal park recently I stumbled across a patch of Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone, Canada windflower). This plant is native to the area. US distribution map here, Canada distribution map here. This plant is historical in Kentucky, endangered in Connecticut and Tennessee, and endangered/extirpated in Maryland [1]. In Canada, it is sensitive in Nunavut, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador, and it may be at risk in Prince Edward Island [2].

Anemone canadensis
Anemone canadensis is occasionally cultivated in gardens for its attractive foliage and relatively obvious flowers [3]. The plant spreads primarily by rhizomes and can form large, dense colonies [4,5]. Anemone canadensis is toxic and should not be eaten [3,4].

Anemone canadensis
This plant is pollinated primarily by solitary bees [3].

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