Anemone canadensis is a perennial found in areas such as Eastern and Central N. America from Labrador to Massachusetts, Illino is and Colorado. A member of the Ranunculaceae family, Anemone canadensis L is also known by its common name of Canadian Anemone. The perennial can grow to a height of 0.6 meters and up to 0.3 meters wide. The preferred habitat of Damp thickets, meadows, wet prairies, lake shores, streamsides, clearings and occasionally swampy areas at elevations from 200 - 2800 metres., with LMH soil and S moisture levels. .
Canadian Anemone is a zone 3 hardy plant that has medicinal uses - the medicinal usage rating of Canadian Anemone is 2The roots and leaves are astringent and styptic. The root and leaves of this plant was one of the most highly esteemed medicines of the Omaha and Ponca Indians. A decoction of the root was used as an anthelmintic and to treat pain in the lumbar region. An infusion of the root was used as an eye wash to treat crossed eyes, twitches and eye poisoning. A wash of the pounded boiled root or of the leaves was applied externally to wounds, nosebleeds, sores etc[213, 222, 257]. The root contains anemonin, which is said to be a potent antiseptic. A tea of the roots was used in the treatment of headaches and dizziness. The root was eaten to clear the throat so that a person could sing well.
Anemone canadensis is 0 plant, whose flowers bloom typically in 5 - 7,
and which is pollinated by Bees, flies, self.
Known hazards of the plant: Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, a number of members of this genus are slightly poisonous, the toxic principle is destroyed by heat or by drying[4, 10, 19, 65].
Cultivation tips: Succeeds in ordinary garden soil but prefers a well-drained woodland soil and some shade. An easily grown plant, preferring a sunny position. Plants succeed in maritime gardens. Hardy to at least -20°c. This species is closely related to A. virginiana. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes. A good woodland plant[1, 187].
. The plant should best be propagated by Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in the summer. 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. 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.