Mar. 15, 2018

narcissus anemone, Anemone narcissiflora

I've spent the last few minutes revisiting this identification. I think I've got it right? Narcissus anemone! Not globeflower. As one author says, they are superficially similar. They grow in the same places, but globeflowers may get a little farther down the mountain side, as this one did. Hence some of the confusion. Both are described as white, but may be a little off color, like this. In the end, the hairs on the stems and leaves seemed to say it's an anemone. There, a windy explanation of a windflower puzzle. And what a windflower it is. The are exceptionally pretty inhabitants of alpine and tundra meadows in AK, CO, WY, BC, NT, and YT. Also in Eurasia. Summit Co CO, 6/17/13.