Syn.: Anemone alpina Scop., Anemone fragifera Wulfen, Anemonoides baldensis (L.) Galasso, Banfi et Soldano, Pulsatilla baldensis Delarbre
Family: Ranunculaceae Juss.

Anemone baldensis

Distribution: Mountains of central and southern Europe – from the Alps to the Balkan Mountains, southwards to Croatia and Montenegro.

Ecology: It grows in alpine grasslands and pastures, on rocky slopes, at elevations from 1800 to 3100 m asl. It blooms from June to August.

Anemone baldensis

Description: Perennial herb, 5–15 cm tall, up to 20 cm in fruit, pubescent. Basal leaves 3 times 3-fid with 2- or 3-lobed segments, cauline similar but smaller, with short petioles. Flowers solitary, 2.5–4 cm in diameter, white, perianth-segments (6–)8–10, ovate to elliptical, acute. The fruits are achenes, oblong-ovoid.

Anemone baldensis
Anemone baldensisAnemone baldensis

These images were taken in Italy, Dolomites (June 18, 2005 and June 24, 2006).