Drummond's Anemone - Anemone drummondii
Little Belt Mountain Thimbleweed,
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Widespread across the western half of Montana.
Stems 5–20 cm from a branched caudex. Leaves sparsely long-hairy to glabrous; blades 1–4 cm wide, twice ternately divided and lobed; the ultimate lobes oblong. Inflorescence usually 1-flowered, subtended by 2 to 3 petiolate bracts similar to the leaves. Flowers with 5 to 7 sepals, white, bluish on the outside, 8–12 mm long. Achenes wooly, 2–4 mm long, the beak 2–3 mm long, in a globose head 5–15 mm high (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX
Ours is variety lithophila.
BC, AB south to CA, ID, and WY (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- 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.
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- Culver, D.R. 1994. Floristic analysis of the Centennial Region, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 199 pp.
- Williams, K.L. 2012. Classification of the grasslands, shrublands, woodlands, forests and alpine vegetation associations of the Custer National Forest portion of the Beartooth Mountains in southcentral Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 376 p.