Anemone quinquefolia L. var. minima (DC.) Frodin

Locations ofAnemone quinquefolia L. var. minima (DC.) Frodin in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Anemone quinquefolia L. var. minima (DC.) Frodin
Common Name
Dwarf Anemone
Anemone minima DC.
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Anemone quinquefolia L. var. minima (DC.) Frodon ex Dutton & Keener
Dutton et al. in FNA3 note that "Intergradation of characteristics between Anemone quinquifolia var. minima and var. quinquefolia , and between var. quinquefolia and A . lancifolia, frequently makes identification extremely difficult in the area where the taxa overlap." That has been our experience in Virginia as well. Given these difficulties and the lack of supporting phylogenetic studies supporting species rank for vars. of A. quinquefolia, it seems best to stay with the traditional, varietal treatment, at least for now.
Mesic upland forests, montane floodplain forests. Infrequent in the mountains; rare in the sw. Piedmont.
Native Status

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