Anemone quinquefolia is a perennial herb to 20 cm tall (usually less), colonial from a slender rhizome.
Leaves alternate, palmately compound, 3-5 leaflets, wedge-shaped, coarsely, unevenly toothed.
Flowers white, to 2 cm wide, sepals 5 (petal-like), no petals, blooms, April-May.
Fruit dry achenes.
Wetland status: FACU.
Frequency in NYC: Infrequent.
Habitat: Rich, moist, open woods.