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Long-fruited Anemone - Anemone cylindrica

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Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4?
(see State Rank Reason below)
C-value: 4

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Species is widespread in Montana.
General Description
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 et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Diagnostic Characteristics
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.

Species Range
Montana Range Range Descriptions


Range Comments
BC to QC south to AZ, KS, IA, PA and NY (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 57

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Relative Density



(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

Grasslands, meadows, open forest; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • DuBois, K.L. 1979. An inventory of the avifauna in the Long Pines of Southeastern Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 113 p.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Seipel, T.F. 2006. Plant species diversity in the sagebrush steppe of Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 87 p.
    • Tuinstra, K. E. 1967. Vegetation of the floodplains and first terraces of Rock Creek near Red Lodge, Montana. Ph.D dissertation. Montana State University, Bozeman 110 pp.
    • Wiman, N.G. 2001. Dynamics of leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L.) infested plant communities influenced by flea beetles in the Aphthona complex (Colepotera: Chrysomelidae). M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 148 p.
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