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Enemion biternatum

Native Plants

False Rue-Anemone

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Summary

False rue-anemone (Enemion biternatum) blankets the ground from early to mid spring with masses of five-petaled white blossoms borne above bright green, deeply cut foliage. Reaching only 4-6″ tall, it spreads to form large masses, preferring filtered to partial shade in moist, organic, well-drained, and slightly alkaline soils. The mature foliage fades by summer but is replaced with a second flush in fall, lending its unique texture to the autumn and winter landscape. False rue-anemone thrives with evergreen wood-fern (Dryopterisintermedia), sessile-leaf bellwort (Uvulariasessilifolia), rue-anemone (Thalictrumthalictroides), large-flowered trillium (Trillium grandiflorum), red trillium (Trillium erectum), Jacob’s- ladder (Polemonium reptans), scentless mock-orange (Philadelphus inodorus) and red buckeye (Aesculus pavia). Zones 3-8. 


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  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-to-partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average-to-moist 
  • Flowering Period
    early-to-mid-spring
  • Soil PH
    alkaline 
  • Flower Color
    white 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    dormant 
  • Other Scientific Names

    Isopyrum biternatum

     
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    tan