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A perennial found throughout N temperate and arctic regions, often forming large colonies; flowers with 5–9 perianth-segments ranging from white to yellow, pink, or blue, but hybrids exhibit an even greater colour range; the flower stalks have a whorl of small, divided leaves two-thirds of the way up; the main, basal leaves appear later. (Genus: Anemone, 150 species. Family: Ranunculaceae.)

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