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Anemone drummondii
Drummond's anemone, Drummond's windflower

Distribution: Occurring in the Olympic and Cascade Mountains in Washington; Alaska to California, east to Montana and Wyoming.

Habitat: Subalpine to alpine meadows.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Stiff-hairy perennial from a branched, woody base, the stems 1-2 dm. tall.


Basal leaves numerous, the blades 2-4 cm. broad, 3-4 times ternate into segments 1-1.5 mm. broad; the flowering stem naked except for a whorl of 3 leaves near the midpoint, these similar to the basal leaves.


Flowers usually single; sepals 6-9, white tinged with blue or lavender, ovate-oblong to narrowly oblanceolate, 10-20 mm. long, pubescent on the outer surface; petals none; stamens and pistils numerous.


Achenes in a globose cluster, ovate, 2.5-4 mm. long, silky with hairs 3-5 mm. long; style straight, slender, 2-3.5 mm. long, glabrous.

Accepted Name:
Anemone drummondii S. Watson
Publication: Bot. California. 2: 424. 1880.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
var. drummondii – Drummond's anemone, Drummond's windflower    Occurring in the Olympics and Cascades mountains in Washington; British Columbia to California, also in central Idaho.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Anemone drummondii in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Anemone drummondii checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Anemone drummondii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Anemone drummondii photos.

USDA Plants: Anemone drummondii information.

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