Anemone multifida Poir.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Anemone multifida Poir.

  • Description

    Species Description - Plants 1–6 dm, from a stout, often branched caudex, usually villous; basal lvs long-petioled, deeply 3-parted, the segments deeply incised or lobed into acute, linear- oblong divisions; involucral lvs similar but subsessile; peduncles 1–3, the lateral ones often with a small secondary involucre; sep 5–9, white, yellowish, or red, 5–15 mm; fruiting head subglobose; achenes 2–3.5 mm, densely woolly; style short, glabrous; 2n=32. Shores and rocky banks in calcareous soil; Nf. to Alas., s. to Me., Vt., n. N.Y., n. Mich., S.D., N.M., and Calif.; s. S. Amer. May, June. Our plants, sometimes distinguished as var. hudsoniana DC., are scarcely separable from the South American var. multifida sens. strict.

  • Common Names

    cut-leaved anemone