Anemone multifida

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Scientific Name Anemone multifida USDA PLANTS Symbol ANMU
Common Name Cutleaf Anemone, Red Windflower ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 565003
Family Ranunculaceae (Buttercup) Flora of North America Ref. Click Here
Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine; moists areas along streams and in meadows.
Plant: Slender, erect perennial 10 to 14 inches tall with multiple, hairy stems.
Leaves: Basal leaves on petioles up to 4 inches long, twice-ternately-divided blades into linear or lanceolate segments; stem leaves sessile, fewer, smaller, less divided; upper leaf surfaces smooth, hairy beneath.
Inflorescence: Flowers 3/4-inch across with up to 9 petal-like hairy white, pale yellow, purple or pink sepals (no petals), 80 greenish-yellow stamens; oval seed heads 5/8-inch long.
Bloom Period: May to September.
References:,, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
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