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Western Pasqueflower - Anemone occidentalis
Other Names:  Pulsatilla occidentalis


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4?

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General Description
Stems from a caudex, long-hairy,10–60 cm, increasing with maturity. Leaves long-hairy; the blades 2–8 cm long, 2 to 3 times ternate to pinnate; ultimate segments narrowly triangular, 1–3 mm wide. Inflorescence 1-flowered subtended by 3 petiolate bracts similar to the basal leaves. Flowers with 5 to 7, white (tinged with blue) sepals, 2–3 cm long. Achenes long-hairy, 3–4 mm long, in an ovoid head 2–8 cm high; beaks plumose, expanding to 2–4 cm at maturity, reflexed down (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, AB south to CA, ID, and MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 4

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Habitat
Meadows, open forest where there is good snow cover; subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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