Anemone multifida var. multifida

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
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.
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.

Selected References


Lower Taxa


AuthorBryan E. Dutton +, Carl S. Keener + and Bruce A. Ford +
AuthorityPoiret in J. Lamarck et al. +
DistributionAlta. +, 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. + and South America (Chile and Argentina). +
Elevation0-3200 m +
HabitatOpen forests, grassy slopes, often rocky areas, also moist prairie depressions, coulees, sandhill shrubland +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
PhenologyFlowering spring–summer (Apr–Jul). +
Publication titlein J.Lamarck et al., Encycl., suppl. +
Publication year1810 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V3/V3 223.xml +
Special statusIllustrated +
SynonymsAnemone globosa +, Anemone multifida var. hudsoniana +, Anemone multifida var. nowasadii +, Anemone multifida var. richardsiana + and Anemone multifida var. sansonii +
Taxon familyRanunculaceae +
Taxon nameAnemone multifida var. multifida +
Taxon parentAnemone multifida +
Taxon rankvariety +
VolumeVolume 3 +