Long-fruited Anemone -
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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 et al. 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 et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Literature Cited Above
Legend: 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 References
Legend: View Online Publication Do you know of a citation we're missing? 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.