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Western Rue-anemone
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Enemion occidentale

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About Western Rue-anemone (Enemion occidentale) Enemion occidentale (syn. Isopyrum occidentale) is a species of flowering plant in the buttercup family known by the common name western false rue anemone. It is endemic to California where it is a resident of forest, woodland, and chaparral habitats in many of the mountain ranges. This is a small perennial herb producing one or more erect, unbranched stems growing to maximum heights near 25 centimeters. Leaves appear toward the top of the smooth, naked stems. Each green cloverlike leaf is divided into usually three irregular lobes. The solitary flowers are petite with white to very light lavender petallike sepals and no petals. At the center are white stamens with yellow anthers and white styles with yellow stigmas.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
3.1 - 9.8 in (7.9 - 24.9 cm)

Flower Color
Yellow, White, Green, Lavender

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
914' - 6225'

Annual Precip. ?
11.5" - 64.9"

Summer Precip. ?
0.15" - 1.29"

Coldest Month ?
38.8° F - 49.8° F

Hottest Month ?
63.3° F - 76.7° F

Humidity ?
0.73 vpd - 25.16 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Western False Rue Anemone

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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