Anemone virginiana is a native perennial wildflower known for its chaotic upright flowers of white with yellow stamens that stand 3-4’ tall in the landscape during their late April to June bloom period. This fast-growing, low maintenance Thimbleweed gets its common name from the persistent seedheads, which resemble… you guessed it, thimbles. When left to spread naturally, colonies of Thimbleweed act as a nice protective cover for small mammals and birds. Anemone virginiana does not spread quite as aggressively as its cousin Anemone canadensis, but can establish itself as a wonderful groundcover when allowed to naturalize. Deer and other grazing animals tend to leave this plant alone.