Anemone multifida var. multifida

Selected by author to be illustrated
Synonyms: Anemone globosa Nuttall ex A. Nelson Anemone multifida var. hudsoniana B.Boivin Anemone multifida var. nowasadii Fernald Anemone multifida var. richardsiana B.Boivin Anemone multifida var. sansonii unknown
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.
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Illustrator: John Myers
Aerial shoots (30-)40-70 cm. Basal leaves silky. Inflorescences (2-)5-7-flowered cymes; peduncle villous; involucral bracts (1-)2-tiered, silky. Flowers: sepals 5(-9), green to yellow, blue, purple, or red (rarely abaxially blue or red and adaxially white or yellow), ovate or oblong, 6-17 mm. Achenes: beak ± straight. 2n=32.

Phenology: Flowering spring–summer (Apr–Jul).
Habitat: Open forests, grassy slopes, often rocky areas, also moist prairie depressions, coulees, sandhill shrubland
Elevation: 0-3200 m


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Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., Nfld., N.W.T., Ont., Que., Sask., Yukon, Alaska, Calif., Colo., Idaho, Maine, Mich., Minn., Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.Mex., N.Y., N.Dak., Oreg., S.Dak., Utah, Vt., Wash., Wis., Wyo., South America (Chile and Argentina).


According to D. E. Moerman (1986), the Blackfeet burned Anemone multifida var. multifida on hot coals to alleviate headaches.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.