Native to much of the East Coast and found as far west as the Rocky Mountains and as far south as New Mexico, Anemone canadensis is a fast-growing herbaceous perennial that is known for its rapid, low-growing abilities that make it a suitable groundcover for the naturalized garden. Capable of spreading by rhizome as well as by seed, windflower can become a dense matrix of attractive basal foliage topped by a profuse bloom of white, apetalous flowers with yellow stamens from early May to mid-June. This particular species prefers moist soil conditions, and is tolerant of streambanks, river beds, low meadows, and other wet sites, where it may occasionally become aggressive. Like its cousin, Anemone virginiana, Anemone canadensis deters deer and rabbits. It is the larval host plant for the veiled ear moth, as well as the one-lined Sparganothis moth.