Common Name: Tall Thimbleweed
- Habit: Perennial Herb
- Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Moist, Average
- Height: 1-2′, 2-5′
- Flower: White, Jun, Jul
- Fruit: Bright green spiky seed head that resembles a thimble turns to brown in fall.
- Fall Color: No
- Natural Habitat: Upland Deciduous Forest, Woodland Edge, Grasslands/Prairies
Low-growing cluster of deeply cleft basal leaves that put forth several 2-3′ tall flower stalks topped with unique flowers. Flowers resemble an unripe green strawberry, or a thimble, and after pollination split open to release a tufted cotton-like mass of fibers that bear the seeds on the wind.