Long-fruited Anemone - Anemone cylindrica
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Species is widespread in Montana.
Stems hirsute, 20–50 cm from a branched caudex. Leaves glaucous, hairy below; blades 2–6 cm long, 3 to 5 times divided to the base into deeply lobed and toothed, oblong segments; ultimate segments 3–10 mm wide. Inflorescence of 1 to 4 flowers subtended by 3 or more petiolate bracts similar to the basal leaves. Flowers with 5 white (pink tinged) sepals, 8–12 mm long. Achenes wooly, 2–3 mm long, in a cylindrical head 2–3 cm long; beaks bent out, ca. 1 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Mature styles less than 1 mm long. Sepals less than 2 mm long. Styles at maturity densely long pubescent. Involucral leaves 3 or more, usually twice as many as the peduncles. Fruiting head cylindric 20-35 mm long, 8 mm thick.
BC to QC south to AZ, KS, IA, PA and NY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Fernald, M. L. 1950. Gray's manual of botany. Eighth edition. A handbook of the flowering plants and ferns of the central and northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. American Book Co., New York.
- Gleason, H.A. 1952. New Britton & Brown. Illustrated Flora. Lancaster Press Inc. Lancaster, Pa. B52GLE01PAUS
- Henry, L.K. and Buker, W.E. 1958. The Ranunculaceae in Western Pennsylvania. Castanea 23:33-46. A58HEN01PAUS
- Keener, C.S. 1986. Distribution of Anemone cylindrica in Central Pennsylvania.
- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- McCance, R.M., Jr., and J.F. Burns, eds. 1984. Ohio endangered and threatened vascular plants: Abstracts of state-listed taxa. Division Natural Areas and Preserves, Ohio Dept. Natural Resources, Columbus. 635 pp.