Small-flower Anemone - Anemone parviflora
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MNPS Threat Rank
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Numerous locations across western Montana, particularly in and around the Glacier/Bob Marshall country.
Stems 4–25 cm tall from slender rhizomes. Leaves nearly glabrous, the blades, 5–25 mm long, divided into 3 wedge-shaped, shallowly to deeply lobed leaflets. Inflorescence 1-flowered, subtended by 2 to 3 deeply lobed, cuneate, sessile bracts 5–30 mm long. Flowers with 5 to 6, white or bluish-tinged sepals, 7–25 mm long. Achenes wooly, in a globose head 5–12 mm high; style straight, 0.5–2 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
AK to NL south to OR, UT, and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
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Meadows, streamsides, and rocky areas.
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- Ament, R.J. 1995. Pioneer Plant Communities Five Years After the 1988 Yellowstone Fires. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 216 p.
- Jones, W. W. 1901. Preliminary flora of Gallatin County. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 78 pp.
- King, C. R. 1953. The Ranunculaceae of Montana. M.S. Thesis, Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 82 p.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.