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Western Pasque Flower

Buttercup Family (Ranunculaceae) Anemone occidentalis
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Western Pasque Flower © 2001 Ken and Leona Beatty

Flower: Large, white to cream, bowl-shaped, numerous stamens and pistils, 5 - 10 petal-like sepals, no petal. At maturity the plumose styles produce a spherical to ovoid cluster resembling a mop or troll's head.

Western Pasque Flower © 2001 Ken and Leona Beatty

Blooms: May-September

Leaves: Pinnate with finely dissected segments

Height: 6 - 24 inches

Stem: After pollination the flowering stem begins a noticeable elongation, pushing the fruits (plumed seeds) up into the air.

Found: Subalpine to alpine rocky slopes.

 

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