Photographer: Merel R. Black
Anemone patens L. var. multifida Pritz.
American pasqueflower, prairie-smoke
Anemone: an ancient Greek name from anemos, "wind"
patens: Latin meaning spreading
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 4"-16" tall forb, hairy throughout; roots a short, thick, woody stem|
|Flower: ||blue to white, 5-7-parted, 1"-1 1/2" long, cup-shaped; solitary on long, hairy stalks; blooms March-May|
|Fruit:||many dry seeds in a rounded cluster of long, fluffy hairs|
|Leaf:||palmately-divided into fine segments, kidney-shaped in outline, basal leaves long-stalked, a whorl of stalkless leaves beneath the flower|
|Habitat: ||dry to moderate moisture; hillsides, prairies, cliffs, woods|