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Anemone multifida var. multifida

Higher Taxonomy
Family: RanunculaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

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 multifida Poir. var. multifida
Habit: Plant (30)40--70 cm; caudex branches ascending to erect. Leaf: 3--6(10); petiole (2)4--10(14) cm, silky-hairy; blade 1--2-ternate; leaflet margins dissected in distal 1/3; terminal leaflet (1.5)2.5--4.5(5.5) cm, (1)3--10 cm wide, broadly, irregularly diamond-shaped to obovate; ultimate segments (1.5)2--3.5(5) mm wide. Inflorescence: flowers (2)5--7; peduncle soft-shaggy-hairy; involucre bracts in (1)2 whorls of generally 2--5, generally sessile, +- 1-ternate. Flower: sepals 5--9, 6--17 mm, ovate or oblong, green to yellow, blue, purple, or red (white), adaxially soft-hairy; stamens 50--80. Fruit: body 3--4 mm, ellipsoid to elliptic, flat, woolly to densely silky-hairy; pedicel 6--15(23) cm; beak 1--2 mm, +- straight, glabrous; aggregate spheric. Chromosomes: 2n=32.
Ecology: Open, gravelly or rocky slopes, +- subalpine; Elevation: 1700--2750 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR (Marble Mtns), n SNH (The Dardanelles, Alpine Co.); Distribution Outside California: western North America, to northeastern United States, eastern Canada; Chile, Argentina. Flowering Time: Apr--Jul
Synonyms: Anemone multifida var. hudsoniana DC.
Unabridged Note: 4 varieties in North America.
eFlora Treatment Author: Scott Simono
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Citation for this treatment: Scott Simono 2016. Anemone multifida var. multifida, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 03, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 03, 2016.

Anemone multifida var. multifida
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Geographic subdivisions for Anemone multifida var. multifida:
KR (Marble Mtns), n SNH (The Dardanelles, Alpine Co.);
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