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Anemone halleri (Haller’s anemone)

Haller's anemone is insulated with dense hairs, allowing it to grow even in freezing temperatures.
Flowers of Haller's anemone

Anemone halleri in spring in the botanical garden of Reykjavik, Iceland (Photo: Salvor Gissurardottir)

Species information

Scientific name: 

Anemone halleri All.

Common name: 

Haller’s anemone, Haller’s pasque flower, Heiðabjalla (Icelandic)

Conservation status: 

Not evaluated according to IUCN Red List criteria.

Habitat: 

Mountain meadows and dry hills.

Key Uses: 

Ornamental.

Known hazards: 

Avoided by grazing animals. Related species can cause skin irritation.

Taxonomy

Subclass: 
Superorder: 
Ranunculanae
Order: 
Ranunculales
Family: 
Ranunculaceae
Genus: Anemone

About this species

Anemone halleri is a beautiful, early-flowering perennial with pale blue or lavender flowers, covered on the outside with white or golden, silky hairs.

Haller’s anemone belongs to a group of early-flowering perennials (commonly referred to by the synonym Pulsatilla and including those with the common name pasque flower) found across the entire northern hemisphere, from eastern China to western North America. The flowers, which are purple, white, yellow or reddish, emerge in spring, before or with the leaves. They are followed by fruits with a long, silky, persistent style. It is one of the most beautiful Anemone species, with upright flowers and often woolly stems and grows in scattered localities from France eastwards to the Crimea.

Synonym: 

Pulsatilla halleri, Pulsatilla hackelii, Pulsatilla hybrida, Anemone glacialis, Anemone hackelii, Anemone hybrida, Anemone janczewskii, Anemone patens, Anemone pinnatifida.

Genus: 
Anemone

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