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Wood Anemone

Anemone nemorosa


This is a small herbaceous perennial, native to Europe forests, belonging to buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). It flowers early in spring, in general before the trees develop their leaves and obscure the forest floor. Flowers are white to pink-rose, with 5 to 8 tepals, and yellow centre. Musky smell from leaves.


Observed early spring in forest and wooded areas, piercing through decomposing leaves on forest floor. Here, forming massifs on forest floor of Les Faverges Natural Reserve.


The entire plant contains toxic compounds (protoanemonine); but it has also been used as a medicine against rhumatismes.

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1 Comment

Mustafa Rustom
Mustafa Rustom 3 years ago

Beautiful plant with beautiful flowers, thanks for sharing and for the valuable information.

Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Apr 8, 2018
Submitted on Apr 8, 2018

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