Anemone narcissiflora

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Scientific Name Anemone narcissiflora var. zephyra USDA PLANTS Symbol ANNA
Common Name Narcissus Anemone ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 531438
Family Ranunculaceae (Buttercup) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Subalpine and alpine (10000 to 14000 ft.); moists areas in meadows and forests.
Plant: Compact, clump-forming perennial with multiple erect stem, 3 to 16 inches tall.
Leaves: Palmate basal leaves on petioles 1-1/2 to 8 inches long, with 3 to 5 leaflets further divided into pointed lobes; stem leaves (involucre leaves) similar, but smaller and sessile.
Inflorescence: Solitary or 2 to 8 flowers in umbels, each 1 to 1-1/2 inches across; no petals but 5 to 9 white to yellowish ovate to obovate sepals; 40 to 80 yellow stamens.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, American Southwest, Flora of North America and Missouri Botanical Garden.
Note: These images are of flowers after they have bloomed. You can see the remnants of the sepals--shriveled and white with yellow tips
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