Cut-Leaf Anemone is a small flowering perennial with creamy white to yellow flowers and long basal leaves that are deeply lobed. It is most commonly found at high alpine and sub-alpine elevations, though it does also grow at low elevation.
|Height and Spread
|15 – 50 cm tall.
|10 – 25 cm spread.
|May – June at lower elevations. Often found in the alpine blooming in July or August.
|Deep, soft green
|Light and Water
|Grows mostly in open forests and grasslands.
|Highly adaptable, often found in dry rocky areas to wet climates.
|Cut-Leaf Anemone was made into a strong decoction to kill fleas and lice. The leaves were also used to stop nosebleeds by the Nlaka’pmx people.
|When flowering, Cut-Leaf Anemone produces large amounts of pollen, which is beneficial for bees and other pollinators. Cut-Leaf Anemone is not well liked as a food source for other wildlife species as it is mildly toxic.
|Cut-Leaf Anemone is quite small, but is a very pretty native wildflower. It can be difficult to successfully germinate in a garden setting though.
|All parts of the Cut-Leaf Anemone are toxic when fresh, but only dangerous in large quantities.
|Cut-Leaf Anemone is best propagated by seed, but it can be difficult to germinate.