Anemone hortensis L.

Perennial herb to about 25 cm tall with a contorted rhizome. Basal leaves deeply cut into 3 further-divided segments. Leaves below flowers stalkless, undivided, mostly toothed at the tip. Flower solitary, reddish-purple, sometimes paler at the base and with 12-20 perianth segments; spring. Fruits densely hairy.

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Reddish purple flowers with 12-20 perianth segments. Anemone pavonina differs in having larger scarlet to purple, pink or white flowers with 7-9 perianth segments; A. הfulgens, a hybrid between these 2 species, is similar to A. pavonina in having scarlet flowers but has about 15 narrower perianth segments; 'Annulata Grandiflora' is a cultivar of A. הfulgens and its flowers have a pale cream centre.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Ranunculaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Ranunculanae
order      Ranunculales
family       Ranunculaceae
genus        Anemone L.