SCIENTIFIC NAME: Anemone caroliniana
COMMON NAME(S): Pasque-flower, Wind flower
FAMILY: RANUNCULACEAE - Buttercup family
ORIGIN: Eastern United States
HABITAT: Dry prairie
HEIGHT: To 1'
CHARACTERISTICS: Underground, potato-like stem
LEAVES: Alternate but closely clustered, pinnate, feather-like; the leaflets usually 3-parted, toothed along margins
FLOWERS: Pale blue or white, solitary, round, about 1" wide
FLOWERING SEASON: Spring
FRUITS: Small, dry, 1-seeded, hairy, borne in cylindrical head
ALLERGENIC PRINCIPLES: Glycoside which forms irritant oil
ALLERGENIC PROPERTIES: Respiratory, eye irritant and dermatological
COMMENTS: All parts of this plant contain an irritant that can cause dermatitis, respiratory or eye irritation. Other Anemone species, including cultivated garden flowers, have caused irritant dermatitis.