Drummond's anemone, Alpine anemone
Higher elevation regions of north California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington
Open mountain slopes and ridges, Alpine meadows
Narrow, divided into three; mostly around the base, up to 2 inches long
Anemone drummondi inhabits high elevation regions of the Pacific states, especially the Sierra Nevada and the Cascades, and so is a little smaller than other species of this genus. Leaves are thin and finely divided, mostly around the base but also in one or two clusters higher up the stems, which have a covering of fine hairs. The white flowers consist of 8 (or sometimes fewer) sepals opening out fully; at the center are numerous yellow stamens with brownish-yellow anthers. The lower surface of the sepals may have a bluish tinge.