Anemone edwardsiana

Tharp

Amer. Midl. Naturalist 33: 669. 1945.

Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Aerial shoots (20-) 30-50 cm, from tubers, tubers ±vertical. Basal leaves 3-6, 1- (nearly 2) -ternate; petiole 8-15 cm; terminal leaflet petiolulate, oblanceolate to obovate, 2-5 × 2-2.5 cm, base broadly cuneate, margins coarsely crenate on distal 1/2, apex obtuse to broadly acute, surfaces glabrous; lateral leaflets 1×-lobed; ultimate lobes 4-8 (-12) mm wide. Inflorescences (1-) 2-5-flowered cymes; peduncle proximally nearly glabrous, distally densely pubescent; involucral-bracts primarily 3, 2-tiered, simple, dissimilar to basal leaves, 3-cleft to pinnatifid, 2-5 cm, bases clasping, ±connate, margins coarsely crenate throughout, apex narrowly acute to acuminate, surfaces glabrous; segments primarily 3, linear; lateral segments unlobed or occasionally 1×-lobed; ultimate lobes 3-5 mm wide. Flowers: sepals (8-) 10-20, white to bluish, oblanceolate, 10-16 × 2-3 mm, sparsely hairy to nearly glabrous; stamens 50-60. Heads of achenes obconic to fusiform; pedicel 10-20 cm. Achenes: body orbiculate, flat, not winged, ±dull or varnished, woolly with long tuft of hairs at base, or glabrous; beak straight, rarely curved, 0.5-1 mm, glabrous or sparsely villous proximally, not plumose. 2n=16.

Discussion

Anemone edwardsiana is found only in Texas on the Edwards Plateau.

Varieties 2 (2 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Achenes woolly, ± dull. Anemone edwardsiana var. edwardsiana
1 Achenes glabrous, varnished. Anemone edwardsiana var. petraea

"broadened" is not a number.

... more about "Anemone edwardsiana"
Bryan E. Dutton +, Carl S. Keener +  and Bruce A. Ford +
connate +
cuneate +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
curved +  and straight +
rudimentary +
villous +  and glabrous +
not plumose +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
glabrous +  and woolly +
varnished +  and dull +
orbiculate +
globose;cylindric +
(1-)2-5-flowered +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
showy +  and inconspicuous +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (60 cm600 mm <br />0.6 m <br />) +
stalked +, sessile +  and aggregate +
ovoid;obovoid +
obconic;fusiform +
axillary +  and terminal +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
1×-lobed +  and unlobed +
petiolate +, compound +  and simple +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
palmate +  and pinnate +
crenate;crenate +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
distinct +
conspicuous +
reduced +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
Amer. Midl. Naturalist +
not arillate +  and stalked +
white;bluish +
not persistent +
distinct +
sparsely hairy +  and nearly glabrous +
10 +  and 20 +
oblanceolate +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br /> (50 cm500 mm <br />0.5 m <br />) +
persistent +
glabrous;glabrous +
Anemonastrum +, Anemonidium +, Anemonoides +, Hepatica +, Jurtsevia +  and Pulsatilla +
Anemone edwardsiana +
species +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
oblanceolate;obovate +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
2-9-flowered +
herbaceous +  and woody +