The dichotomous anemone (Anemone dichotoma) belongs to Ranunculaceae (the Buttercup family). It is a perennial herb that is distributed northward from Hokkaido to the Kuril Islands, the Korean Peninsula, northeastern China, Siberia and Europe. This herb grows in the subarctic region seashore or marshes, and can reach 40-60 cm in height. It has short rootstocks and spreads by extended runners. The leaves are trilobate and arranged oppositely. The peduncles are borne at the forked point, and the solitary, white or pale rose pink tinged flower bloom from June to July.