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Anemonella thalictroides 'Betty Blake'


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Family Ranunculaceae

Herbs perennial or annual , sometimes subshrubs or herbaceous or woody vines . Leaves basal and cauline, alternate, rarely opposite or whorled , simple or variously compound , palmately nerved, rarely penninerved , with or without stipules. Inflorescence a simple or compound monochasium, dichasium, simple or compound raceme, or flowers solitary. Flowers bisexual , sometimes unisexual , actinomorphic , rarely zygomorphic, hypogynous. Sepals 3--6 or more, free , petaloid or sepaloid , imbricate or sometimes valvate in bud. Petals present or absent, 2--8 or more, free, usually with nectaries. Stamens numerous , rarely few, free; filaments linear or filiform ; anthers latrorse , introrse , or extrorse ; sometimes some sterile stamens becoming staminodes. Carpels numerous or few, rarely 1, free, rarely connate to various degrees ; ovary with 1 to many ovules. Fruit follicles or achenes, rarely capsules or berries . Seeds small, with abundant endosperm and minute embryo.

About 60 genera and 2500 species: worldwide, but richly represented in N temperate regions , particularly in E Asia; 38 genera (four endemic) and 921 species (604 endemic) in China.[1]


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An accepted name in the RHS Horticultural Database.

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Anemonella

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 7 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in this genus:

A. nemorosa 'Parlez Vous' (Wood Anemone) · A. thalictroides f. rosea (Crowfoot) · A. thalictroides 'Cameo' (Rue Anemone) · A. thalictroides 'Double White' (Double White Rue Anemone) · A. thalictroides 'Green Hurricane' (Rue Anemone) · A. thalictroides 'Jade Feather' (Rue Anemone) · A. thalictroides 'Shoaf' (Shoaf's Double Pink Rue Anemone)

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  1. Wencai Wang, Dezhi Fu, Liang-Qian Li, Bruce Bartholomew, Anthony R. Brach, Bryan E. Dutton, Michael G. Gilbert, Yuichi Kadota, Orbélia R. Robinson, Michio Tamura, Michael J. Warnock, Guanghua Zhu & Svetlana N. Ziman "Ranunculaceae". in Flora of China Vol. 6 Page 133. Published by Science Press (Beijing) and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. Online at [back]
Last Revised: 2014-05-11