||Erect plant, to 3 feet, with 2-3 stem leaves.
Leaves with three leaflets, each irregularly lobed and toothed.
Flowers with 5 large white petals (actually sepals). Fruit
a cylindrical hairy, green, dry, berry-like structure.
Blooms in the summer.
Native that likes open woods. In
Wildwood, very common along the wooded edges of Wildwood Drive
and the Riverway bike path.
Wood anemone is much shorter
and blooms in the spring. The flowers alone could easily
be confused with those of roses or brambles, but those species
are all woody shrubs.