Anemonella thalictroides, Rue Anemone

Rue Anemone is a dainty ephemeral with white or pink flowers.

Another charming ephemeral species that has a few look-a-likes including False Rue Anemone and Wood Anemone. Rue Anemone can be quite variable with different "petal" counts and color from white to pink to lavender pink. When early spring comes, you'll be happy to get out into the woodlands or gardens to see this one. It is also remarkably hardy for an ephemeral, often staying leafy into summer and occasionally reblooming in fall.

Blooms: white, pink, or pink-lavender with yellow, late April through early June

Height: 6 to 8 inches

Conditions: shade to pt shade (at leaf out), medium soils, ephemeral

Just opening up in early spring.