|Canada anemone; a perennial, is also sometimes known as the Round-leaf thimbleweed. According to Greek mythology, anemones were the tears Venus wept when Mars got jealous and sent a wild boar to kill her lover, Adonis. The white "petals" of the plant are actually it's sepals. The flower are white, with 5 unequal sepal like petals, numerous stamens in the center of the flower 1-1.25cm long on solitary stalk from centre of leaves. Its basal leaves are long-stalked, 5-15 cm wide; a single whorl of 3- to 5-parted leaves located on the upright stem. The plant grows to a height of 20-70 cm and prefers moist open areas, such as ditches, edges of creeks, and moist meadows. It is important to note the Canada Anemone plants contain a toxic compound that may irritate the skin.