For information only (typically historical) – I take no responsibility for adverse effects from the use of any plant.
Whole plant is poisonous DO NOT EAT!
While the plant is toxic, it has been used as a medicine to treat toothaches and rheumatism. Like other flowers in the Ranunculaceae family (buttercup), it contains anemonin which can be used as an analgesic. I have found no record of what part of the plant is used or how it is prepared. Like always, I never recommend the medicinal use of any plant without a recommendation from a health professional.
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Identification and Information
Yellow thimbleweed, also known as yellow anemone is a yellow flowering plant that grows from horizontal rhizomes. The stems are aerial shoots from the rhizome and stand 5-30 cm (2-12 inches) tall. Anemone richardsonii typically has palmately lobed leaves on the rhizome. Leaves on the stem are also serrated, 3-parted, and whorled, forming a ring below the flowers.
The stem is single-flowered with 6 (can have 4-8) yellow, elliptic sepals, and no petals, but the sepals resemble petals (petaloid-sepals) with their bright yellow color. The flower is 1.5-2.5 cm (0.5-1 in) in diameter. It has 30-40 yellowish stamens and 20-35 greenish ovary carpels, each containing 1 stigma and 1 ovule. It is the only northern anemone flower that is yellow.
The Kamchatka fritillary, also commonly known as the chocolate lily (Fritillaria camschatcensis) is a brown flowering plant living mostly in coastal areas in Alaska and northwestern North America and coastal...