This anemone is very common in the upper midwest and great lakes area. A native perennial often found on sandy, moist shorelines, as well as prairies in moister lower lying locations.
The large, over 1 inch wide, white flowers are comprised of five sepals, and arise on long stalks above the flower stalk leaves.
Many beetles love the flowers that provide copious amounts of pollen - tiny flower beetles will nestle under the stamens and feed. This long horned beetle is a regular visitor on our Canada Anemone.
This spider seems to know the flowers are popular with bees and was waiting patiently for one to stop by.
Canada Anemone is native to eastern North America. See map below for range.
|Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP).|
2011. North American Plant Atlas. Chapel Hill, N.C.