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Enemion biternatum

Native Plants

False Rue-Anemone

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False rue-anemone 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 of false rue-anemone fades by summer but is replaced with a second flush in fall, lending its unique texture to the autumn and winter landscape. It thrives with Dryopteris intermedia, Uvularia sessilifolia, Thalictrum thalictroides, Trillium grandiflorum, Trillium erectum, Polemonium reptans, Philadelphus inodorus and Aesculus pavia.

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

    Isopyrum biternatum

  • Fall Foliage Color
  • Fruit/Seed Color