Anemone virginiana is a perennial herb to 1 m tall, from a root crown, stems hairy.
Leaves along stem alternate, 2-3, palmately compound, segments egg-shaped, toothed or sharply lobed; 3 leaves whorled below inflorescence stalks.
Flowers greenish-white, to 1.3 cm, 5 sepals, no petals, stamens numerous, on stalks, sometimes with a pair of leaves below flowers; July-Aug.
Fruit dry, a head of achenes to 3 cm long, achenes densely wooly.
Wetland status: UPL.
Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.
Habitat: Dry or open woods.