Jul 19 2014
There aren’t many flowers that bloom in the woods in the summer, but you might find this one.
Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana) stands 2-3 feet tall in the sun-splashed forest. The flower has an elongated central disk surrounded by large white petals and is noticeable because it’s alone on a long stalk above the leaves.
When the flower is fertilized, the petals fall off and the central disk becomes a seed pod. It looks like a thimble, hence the name.
I found this one blooming at the Roaring Run Watershed in Armstrong County last weekend.
(photo by Kate St. John)