Cut-leaved Anemone - Anemone multifida var. multifida
MNPS Threat Rank
Stems 10–50 cm from a branched caudex. Leaves sparsely to moderately long-hairy; blades 3–8 cm wide, 2 to 3 times ternately divided and lobed; ultimate segments tapered to the acute tip. Inflorescence 1- to several-flowered subtended by 1 to 2 tiers of leaf-like bracts. Flowers with 5 to 7 white to rose-purple sepals, 7–15 mm. Achenes wooly, 3–4 mm long in a globose head; the beak ca. 1.5 mm long, straight (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX
April through July.
Variety multifida lacks the recurved or hooked beaks of variety tetonensis.
AK across most of Canada, south to northern CA, northern parts of AZ and NM, and farther east to NE, MN, WI, MI, NY and ME (Kartesz 2009).
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Open or rocky areas in forests, grasslands, prairies, and shrublands.
- 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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- Culver, D.R. 1994. Floristic analysis of the Centennial Region, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 199 pp.
- King, C. R. 1953. The Ranunculaceae of Montana. M.S. Thesis, Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 82 p.