European Wood Anemone (Anemone nemorosa) in the Anemones Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 4-6 inches (10-15 cm)
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Corm
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Corms
Pollinators: Self


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Posted by mellielong (Lutz, Florida - Zone 9b) on Apr 10, 2015 3:32 PM

"How to Know the Wildflowers" (1922) by Mrs. William Starr Dana discusses some of the mythology of this plant. "The Greek tradition claims the flower sprang from the tears shed by Venus over the body of the slain Adonis. At one time it was believed that the wind which had passed over a field of anemones was poisoned, and that disease followed in its wake." The flower was also adopted as the emblem of illness by the Persians. In Dana's book, the plant is also called Wind-Flower in addition to Wood Anemone.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Sep 29, 2011 5:53 PM

Honey bees get pollen from this plant

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