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Anemone narcissiflora (Narcissis-flowered anemone)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Anemone narcissiflora

Anemone narcissiflora L.

Narcissis-flowered anemone, Narcissus anemone, Narcissus-flower thimbleweed

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ANNA

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

A variable species across Alaska with showy, creamy-white flowers borne on stems not usually more than 8 in. tall. The stem leaves are deeply lobed, sessile and smaller than the long-stemmed, ternately cleft basal leaves. Flowers occur singly or up to three per cluster. The plant is more or less soft-hairy. Lowland forms may be more robust, up to 24 in. tall.

Ssp. sibirica occurs on the eastern coast. Ssp. interior occur in the interior. Ssp. villosissima is common in the Aleutians. Ssp. alaskana occurs in the south and southeast.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun

Distribution

USA: AK , CO , WY
Native Distribution: AK & the Yukon
Native Habitat: Meadows (var. villosissima); dry heaths (var. interior); snowbeds (var. sibirica); grassy, mt. slopes (var. alaskana)

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Rich, sandy loam.
Conditions Comments: Ssp. sibirica occurs on the eastern coast. Ssp. interior occur in the interior. Ssp. villosissima is common in the Aleutians. Ssp. alaskana occurs on the south and southeast.

Propagation

Description: Sow seed in spring.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FAC FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Anemone narcissiflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Anemone narcissiflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Anemone narcissiflora

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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