Anemone tuberosa Rydb.
Tuber anemone, Desert Anemone
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
USDA Symbol: ANTU
Several stems in a cluster with 1 pinkish-purple or white flower at end of each erect branch.
There are several similar anemones in the western mountains. They differ from pasque flowers (Pulsatilla) by the absence of hairs on the style.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate
Leaf Pubescence: Pilose
Leaf Apex: Acute
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , NM , NV , TX , UT
Native Distribution: Southeastern California northeast to southern Utah and east to southern New Mexico and western Texas; also in Mexico.
Native Habitat: Among rocks on desert slopes.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Anemone tuberosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Anemone tuberosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-08-25
Research By: TWC Staff