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Anemone patens var. multifida Pritz.
Anemone patens  L.
Pulsatilla patens (L.) P. Mill.

29 photos.
The earliest bloomer in our area if you discount the willows some of which bloom in late April.  The
species is known as the"pasqueflower", "cutleaf Anemone", "prairie smoke", "lion's beard",
"blue tulip" and "wild crocus".

ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.: 532147

1.  Mid-May.  A plant with three blossoms








2.  Late April.  Hairy shoot showing developing
involucral bracts, stems and exposed caudices.
The plant will bloom before the leaves appear.

3.  Late April.  Shoot with blue sepals beginning
to emerge.

4.  Late April.  Top view of shoot in
photo 3.

5.  Late April.  Another shoot with the
involucral bracts at a later stage.

6.  Mid-May.  The entire plant.

7.  Mid-May.  Blossom with involucral bracts
and upper stem. Note the hairy sepals.

8.  Stem with blossom.

9.  Top view of blossom in photo 8.
Pollen has formed on some of the anthers.

10.  Two blossoms.  A sepal has been
removed from the upper blossom to show
the stamens.  Note the flower stem has
elongated separating the blossom from the
involucral bracts.

11.  Late April.  A blossom with all but one
sepal removed.

12.  Close-up of blossom in photo 11.

13.  Late May.  Plant(s) with drying blossoms,
elongated stems above and below the
involucral bracts, some basal leaves and dead
foliage from the previous year.

14.  Late May.  Similar to photo 13 but
with the basal leaves at a later stage.

15.  Late May.  Another group with blossoms
less dry but basal leaves well developed.

16.  Single-stemmed plant with seed head.

17. Late May.  Top view of seed head in
photo 16.

18.  Late June.  A well developed seed head.

19.  Sprouting basal leaves from a plant
which will not bloom this year.

20. Early June.  Well developed foliage of
a plant which failed to bloom with remains
from a previous year.


21.  May 13, 2009.  A multi-stemmed
plant in full bloom.

22.  May 13, 2009.  A young plant in bloom.
Note the sprouting reddish leaves at the
base of the plant.

23.  May 13, 2009.  Several tall plants in

24.  May 31, 2009.  Mult-istemmed
plant in seed

25.  May 31, 2009.  Top view of plant
in photo 24 .

26.  April 25, 2010.  Another group of blossoms.

27.  April 25, 2010.  Stigmas at the center of
the blossom

28.  May 25, 2013.  Plants among the granite
tors above Bottom Dollar creek.

29. April 25, 2013.  A multi-blossomed plant
in full bloom.

Photos 1-6, 8-10, 19, 22, 23, and 26-28 taken on
the granite tors along Bottom Dollar Creek
above the confluence with Half Dollar Creek.
65°  25.23' N,   144°  48.43' W
Elev. 1900 ft.

Photos 7, 11, 12 and 21 taken on the Ketchem
Rocks.  A series of granite tors located
six miles south of Central, Alaska.
65°  29.1' N,  144° 45.2' W
Elev. 1300 ft.

Photos 13-15, 24, 25 and 29 taken along Upper
Bottom Dollar Road.
65°  25.2' N,   144°  48.5' W
Elev. 1900 ft.

Photos 16 and 17 taken near 2 mile
Ketchem Creek Road.
65°  30.4' N,  144° 43.6' W
Elev. 1000 ft.