Guide to TX Anemones (the plants, not the cnidarians)

There are some neat anemones here in Texas, but key features need to be photographed before they can be distinguished. Here's a guide that I've put together (and am still working on). Please feel free to suggest edits and share the link to this journal post:

Guide to TX Anemones:

Posted by pfau_tarleton pfau_tarleton, March 25, 2018 21:43


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Please contribute to this guide to TX anemones (any corrections/changes/simplifications) and distribute freely.

Posted by pfau_tarleton over 4 years ago (Flag)

Great guide!

Posted by annikaml over 4 years ago (Flag)

If there was a drone in the sky today, it would have seen nothing but my backside. I was either leaning over or crawling from patch to patch flipping anemone flowers looking for pubescence hoping for an A. caroliniana. None today, but I'm going to stop by a spot where I saw them last year for sure!

I thought @suz had mentioned in a comment somewhere that the back side of the sepals of A. caroliniana are also pubescent. Did I dream that or misread it?

A BIG THANK YOU for putting this together! I wish there was a way to attach files or journal posts like this to the taxa pages. Got it bookmarked and will share it!!

Posted by kimberlietx over 4 years ago (Flag)

@kimberlietx, yes, I did say that Anemone caroliniana has long hairs on the underside of the sepals. I found that information at this online site: I found that characteristic and posted it in this observation: I thought about suggesting that characteristic be included in this guide, but I didn't know why it wasn't included. Perhaps, all botanists don't recognize that as a characteristic.

I think the guide is great for those of us who aren't professional botanists, but amateurs.

Posted by suz over 4 years ago (Flag)

I'm not sure about the underside of sepals....

abaxially hairy, especially toward base, adaxially glabrous or hairy toward base;

abaxially sparsely hairy, adaxially glabrous or nearly so;

Posted by pfau_tarleton over 4 years ago (Flag)

Well I can tell you without a doubt that berlandieri sepals are NOT hairy on the back. I have looked at hundreds today.

Posted by kimberlietx over 4 years ago (Flag)

I was having trouble getting iNat observations to agree with the descriptions of sepal hairiness also--that's why I left it out of the guide. This paper says, of berlandieri: "densely pubescent (not glabrous as stated in Britton, 1891)"

and of caroliniana: "abaxially densely pubescent"

Taxonomic revision, phylogenetics and transcontinental distribution of Anemone

Posted by pfau_tarleton over 4 years ago (Flag)

I figured there was a reason. Thanks for sharing the paper with us.

Posted by suz over 4 years ago (Flag)

I can tell you from first hand research today... 1,000 A. berlandieri in Keller are glabrous. :D

Posted by kimberlietx over 4 years ago (Flag)

I trust you, Kim, more than the publications!

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