Ranunculaceae
Anemone occidentalis

Western Pasque Flower

Erect stem lengthens to 20 in. or more in seed. Stems stout, 1 to few. Leaves divided 2–3 times into narrow lobes. Basal leaves on long petioles; stem leaves sessile. Flowering begins soon after plant emerges following snowmelt. Flowers single, 1–2 in. wide, creamy white, usually with pale blue stain on underside. Seed heads on very showy cylinder-shaped stalks with long silky feather-like hairs attached to seed. Grows in open rocky slopes, alpine meadows.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--24 inches
  • Habitat: Alpine, Subalpine
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, Crater Lake NP, Wallowas
  • Native: Yes

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