There’s something about flowers that are a greenish creamy white that I am attracted to, and it’s also something that I think makes them slightly harder to spot. Coming across this flower was a surprise and a find! I had never seen anything like it before.
In some ways this flower looks sort of like a larger version of the Little Leaf Buttercup (they are in the same Ranunculaceae family…)
It’s name comes from the fact that the center pistols loosely resemble a thimble shape.
Alternate Names: Tall Thimbleweed, Thimbleweed, Tall Anemone Size: 12-31" tall Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family) Habitat: Forests, woodlands, meadows: moist or dry rich acid soils in sun or partial shade. Identification: "This perennial’s erect, multiple stems, rising 2-3 ft., are topped by a greenish-white flower with a slightly elongated center resembling a short thimble. After frost, the thimble matures to a cottony tuft. Leaves are deeply cut and clustered in a whorl halfway up the stem." From wildflower.org Blooms May-July