Meadow Anemone can be found throughout Wisconsin in meadows, prairies, seeps, glades, streams, ditches, and more. They are partial to wet to moist areas. This plant is an excellent alternative to Vinca as it blooms just as long, spreads as readily, and is not invasive.
Naturalization: Plant around ponds, ditches, streams, and culverts. This plant will form a buffer along the water line with the benefit of not having to mow up to the water line! Vegetation on the “shore” also discourages geese from nesting nearby.
Restoration: Meadow Anemone spreads aggressively in the right circumstances, mainly by rhizomes, but also by reseeding. This is a very beneficial trait for a plant to have when being used for restoration purposes, as native, quick-spreading groundcovers prevent invasive species from taking hold before the natives have had time to establish.
Erosion: Prevent soil erosion in wet, rich soils along stream banks or culverts. Meadow Anemone has a tendency to create a groundcover with an extensive root system that stabilizes the soil.