Synonyms: Other names: smallflowered anemone Nomenclature: parviflora = small flowered Nativity / Invasiveness: Montana native plant
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General: perennial, 5-20 cm tall, almost hairless to densely soft-long-hairy, from widespread, slender, horizontal, spreading rhizomes.
Leaves: the basal ones usually several, the blades thick, cordate to reniform in outline, 1.5-3 cm broad, divided in 3's, the leaflets wedge-shaped, blunt-toothed to shallowly round-lobed, the side leaflets commonly once or twice lobed at least half their length. Stem leaves in a whorl above mid-stem, nearly stalkless, simple but usually divided nearly to the base into 3 entire to notched or lobed segments.
Flowers: solitary with no petals, the 5 sepals showy, petal-like, ovate, rounded, white or rose- or bluish-tinged, hairy on the outer face, mostly 10-15 mm long. Stamens numerous.
Fruits: achenes, densely woolly, obovate, 2-2.5 mm long, many in rounded heads. Style straight, 1.5-2 mm long, hairless.
Along streams or in mountain meadows, montane to alpine zone, in w. and s.c. parts of MT. Also from AK to n. WA, n.e. OR, c. ID, CO, e. to the Atlantic coast, and in Asia.
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