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White Flowers ( Buttercup-Like Flowers )
Buttercup Family (Ranunculaceae)

Western Anemone
Anemone occidentalis

Season: July
Habitat:
 Subalpine and Slightly Above
Height:
 Up to 40 cm

Description: One of the very distinctive plants of the subalpine and alpine, the western anemone is not easily confused. Look for a very hairy, thick stem from which a fringe of finely dissected, hairy leaves emerge. The large, creamy white flowers have a 5-6 petal-like sepals, and a yellow centre. The flowers are short lived, and are soon replaced by a feathery white seed head. Attached to each seed is a long feathery strand. When still on the plant, it almost appears as a blond wig. This has spawned a local nickname: 'hippie on a stick'.

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