Anemone nemorosa L.

Wood Anemone

Perennial herb to 20 cm tall with a creeping rhizomatous rootstock. Basal leaves stalked, the 3 leaflets with toothed margins; the leaves below the flower have short, wide stalks. Flowers solitary, perianth segments mostly 6-8, white or pinkish, 2-3 cm wide; spring. Fruit achenes about 2 mm long, downy, in nodding clusters.

Europe (except the Mediterranean)

Grown mostly in cool, moist, shady sites. Flower colour and doubling variable and with several cultivars.

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.

Anemone nemorosa 'Allenii'

Lavender blue, dark lilac outside. Originated j. Allen 1907.

Anemone nemorosa 'Bracteata'

Flowers semi-double, sometimes with green segments and a collar of contorted leaves.

Anemone nemorosa 'Robinsoniana'

Flowers pale lavender to grey.

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