Pulsatilla occidentalis (S. Wats.) Freyn, Deutsche Bot. Monatsschr. 8: 78 1890. (syn: Anemone occidentalis S. Wats.; Anemone occidentalis var. subpilosa Hardin ex H. St. John &
Hardin; Preonanthus occidentalis (S. Watson) V. Skalick; Pulsatilla alpina G. Laws. (ambiguous synonym));
USA (California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington State), Canada (Alberta,
British Columbia) as per Catalogue of Life;
 


 

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Anemone occidentalis from Shasta Mountain, CaliforniaAnemone occidentalis S. Watson, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 11:121. 1876 syn: Pulsatilla occidentalis (S. Watson) Freyn
Tall perennial herb with highly dissected leaves, large white flowers and hairy achenes; photographed from Shasta Mountain in California in June, 2008. 
Common Names: mountain pasqueflower, western pasqueflower


What a beauty, I know it as seedpods of  pulsatilla…. white flowers with somewhat yellow center, is it?


Pulsatilla, the older name for some species now in genus Anemone. …, it is not reported from Himalayas 



Anemone occidentalis S. Watson, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 11:121. 1876
syn: Pulsatilla occidentalis (S. Watson) Freyn
Tall perennial herb with highly dissected leaves, large white flowers and hairy achenes; photographed from Shasta Mountain in California in June, 2008.
Common Names: mountain pasqueflower, western pasqueflower


Beautiful achenes.


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