Thimble Weed

Thimble Weed

Latin Name: Anemone cylindrica

Type: Forb/Flower

Light: Sun / Part Sun

Moisture: Dry / Dry-Mesic / Mesic

Soil: Sand / Loam / Clay

Size: 2-3 feet

Color: White

Bloom Time: June / July / August

Description: This thimbleweed can grow to 3 feet tall. It prefers medium to dry conditions in full to part sun. Soil preference is sandy to gritty. The thimble that results after the flower is spent can be up to 1 1/2 inches long. The thimble is twice as long as it is wide. Both this species and A. virginiana are resistant to mammal browse because the foliage irritates the mouth and gastrointestinal tract.