Anemone multifida

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Scientific Name Anemone multifida USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Cutleaf Anemone, Red Windflower ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Ranunculaceae (Buttercup) Reference
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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.
References: Descr. adapted from,, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
Colorado Status

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