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Anemone cylindrica - Gray.

Common Name Candle Anemone
Family Ranunculaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, many members of this genus contain protoanemonin, an irritating acrid oil that is an enzymatic breakdown product of the glycoside ranunculin. While protoanemonin can cause severe topical and gastrointestinal irritation, it is unstable and changes into harmless anemonin when plants are dried or heated[4, 10, 19, 65, 270].
Habitats Prairies, dry, open woods, pastures and roadsides at elevations from 300 - 3000 metres[270].
Range Western N. America - British Columbia to New Mexico, east to South Dakota and New Jersey..
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade
Anemone cylindrica Candle Anemone


Larry Allain @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Anemone cylindrica Candle Anemone
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 2: 99

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Anemone cylindrica is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from Jul to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Dappled Shade;  Sunny Edge;  Woodland Garden.

Prairies, dry, open woods, pastures and roadsides at elevations from 300 - 3000 metres[270].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Antiseptic;  Miscellany;  Ophthalmic;  Poultice.

The root of this plant was one of the most highly esteemed medicines of the Omaha and Ponca Indians[213]. A wash of the pounded boiled root was applied externally to wounds[213]. The root contains anemonin, which is said to be a potent antiseptic[213]. A poultice made from the leaves is used to treat burns[207, 257]. A tea of the roots was used in the treatment of headaches and dizziness[213, 257]. A decoction of the stem and fruit is used as a wash for sore eyes[257].

Other Uses

Miscellany.

None known

Cultivation details

Succeeds in ordinary garden soil but prefers a well-drained woodland soil and some shade[200]. Plants succeed in maritime gardens[233]. Hardy to at least -20°c[187]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233]. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54]. A good woodland plant[1, 187].

Propagation

Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in the summer[1]. Surface sow or only just cover the seed and keep the soil moist. Sow stored seed as soon as possible in late winter or early spring. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 6 months at 15°c[133]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in light shade in the greenhouse for at least their first year. When the plants are large enough, plant them out in the spring. Division in late summer after the plant dies down.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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