|Anemones are variable perennials with rhizomatous, tuberous, fleshy, or fibrous rootstocks. Most anemones produce both stem and basal leaves that are rounded to oval and mid- to dark green. The leaves are dissected and may be hairy. Anemones are grown for their open saucer-shaped or shallow, cup-shaped flowers in many colors. The flowers bloom in solitary or in cymes. Grow good in limestone or chalk laden soil.
Anemone altaica is similar to Anemone nemorosa but thicker, and flowers have blue-violet veining on white tepals.