Spring ephemeral in the Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). It's native to shady rich or calcereous woods & thickets; floodplain woods and limestone ledges. (slightly alkaline soil) and is native to Middle Tennessee.
|it's easily overrun by invasives like garlic mustard, bush honeysuckle and wintercreeper|
|False Rue Anemone only produces pollen|
If you can grow this cutie in your garden do, I promise that you will love it. It's available from several reputable online nurseries and locally from GroWild Nursery.
Plant type Perennial, Deciduous, True ephemeral (summer dormancy)
Flowering Period: Early Spring, Mid-Spring
Flower Color: White
Sun/Shade Conditions: Filtered Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, can handle some flooding
Soil pH: Adaptable, Alkaline
Soil Type: Loam, Clay, Humus-rich
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Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.