Anemonastrum canadense (L.) Mosyakin

Locations ofAnemonastrum canadense (L.) Mosyakin in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Anemonastrum canadense (L.) Mosyakin
Common Name
Canada Anemone
Anemone canadensis L.
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Anemonastrum canadense (Linnaeus) Mosyakin
Genus change based on Mosyakin (2016, Phytoneuron 2016-79: 1-12 and 2018, Phytoneuron 2018-55: 1-11). Molecular studies show that a monophyletic Anemone can only be achieved by 1) including in Anemone genera such as Clematis, Hepatica, and others requiring hundreds of nomenclatural changes and a vastly different circumscription of the genus; or 2) the exclusion from Anemone of Anemonastrum, Hepatica, and a few other genera not found in our area. The transfer of Anemone canadensis to Anemonastrum follows the latter approach.
Mesic forests. Rare, known from a few historical collections in the mountains and inner Coastal Plain of northern Virginia; no extant populations are known.
Native Status

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