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Anemone tuberosa

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Family: RanunculaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: BUTTERCUP FAMILY
Habit: Annual, perennial herb, woody vine [shrub], occasionally aquatic. Leaf: generally basal and cauline, alternate or opposite, simple or compound; petioles at base generally flat, occasionally sheathing or stipule-like. Inflorescence: cyme, raceme, panicle, or flowers 1. Flower: generally bisexual, generally radial; sepals 3--6(20), free, early-deciduous or withering in fruit, generally green; petals 0--many, generally free; stamens generally 5--many, staminodes generally 0; pistils 1--many, ovary superior, chamber 1, style 0--1, generally +- persistent as beak, ovules 1--many. Fruit: achene, follicle, berry, +- utricle in Trautvetteria, in aggregate or not, 1--many-seeded.
Genera In Family: +- 60 genera, 1700 species: worldwide, especially northern temperate, tropical mountains; many ornamental (Adonis, Aquilegia, Clematis, Consolida, Delphinium, Helleborus, Nigella). Toxicity: some highly TOXIC (Aconitum, Actaea, Delphinium, Ranunculus). Note: Taxa of Isopyrum in TJM (1993) moved to Enemion; Kumlienia moved to Ranunculus.
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax & Dieter H. Wilken, family description, key to genera
Scientific Editor: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: AnemoneView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: ANEMONE
Habit: Perennial herb from caudex, rhizome, or tuber. Leaf: basal, generally many, simple to compound, generally petioled; blade or leaflets lobed to dissected or not, margins entire or toothed; in flower or fruit withered or not. Inflorescence: terminal, flowers 1 or 2--7[9] in cymes; peduncle erect; pedicel elongated in fruit; involucre bracts sessile or stalked, generally in 1--2 whorls of 2--5[9], simple to compound, +- like leaves or leaflets in size, shape. Flower: receptacle elongated in fruit; sepals 5--10[27], petal-like; petals generally 0; stamens 10--200; pistils many, styles persistent as beaks. Fruit: achene.
Species In Genus: +- 150 species: arctic, temperate worldwide; some cultivated for ornamental. Etymology: (Greek: flower shaken by wind) Note: Species with long, plumose styles sometimes placed in Pulsatilla.
eFlora Treatment Author: Scott Simono

Anemone tuberosa Rydb.
NATIVE
Habit: Plant 10--30(40) cm; caudex slender, top with tuber. Leaf: 1--3(5); petiole 5--7 cm; blade 1--2 ternate, generally glabrous; leaflet margins +- lobed or dissected in distal 2/3; terminal leaflet (1.5)2--3(3.5) cm, 1--2(2.5) cm wide; ultimate segments 4--8(12) mm wide. Inflorescence: flowers 1--3(5); peduncle +- glabrous proximally, woolly distally; involucre bracts in (1)2 whorls of 3, +- sessile, simple, 1--2(3)-pinnately lobed or dissected, sparsely soft-hairy, margins irregularly minutely serrate; ultimate segments occasionally 1.5--2.5 mm wide. Flower: sepals 8--10, 10--14(20) mm, (2)3--5(6) mm wide, linear-oblong, pink to white, sparsely hairy; stamens 50--60. Fruit: body 2--3.5 mm, round, flat, densely woolly; pedicel (5)7--15(22) cm; beak +- 1.5 mm, straight, soft-puberulent; aggregate (15)20--30 mm, ellipsoid. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Rocky slopes, ledges; Elevation: 900--1900 m. Bioregional Distribution: e DMtns, e DMoj, ne DSon; Distribution Outside California: to Utah, Texas, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Apr--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Scott Simono
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Citation for this treatment: Scott Simono 2016. Anemone tuberosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=13381, accessed on May 03, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 03, 2016.


Anemone tuberosa
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Anemone tuberosa
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Anemone tuberosa
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Anemone tuberosa
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Anemone tuberosa
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Geographic subdivisions for Anemone tuberosa:
e DMtns, e DMoj, ne DSon;
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