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Anemone narcissiflora L.
Narcissis-flowered anemone, Narcissus anemone, Narcissus-flower thimbleweed
USDA Symbol: ANNA
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun
, WY Native Distribution: AK
& the Yukon Native Habitat:
Meadows (var. villosissima); dry heaths (var. interior); snowbeds (var. sibirica); grassy, mt. slopes (var. alaskana)
Growing ConditionsLight 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.
PropagationDescription: Sow seed in spring.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
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.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff