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Poppy Anemone
Anemone coronaria L.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Ranunculales »  family Ranunculaceae »  genus Anemone - anemone

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= Lilies-of-the-field

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Anemone coronaria - Poppy Anemone

Author: Leif & Anita Stridvall

Anemone coronaria - Poppy Anemone

Author: WikiCommons user:שומבלע (Shoombala)

Anemone coronaria - Poppy Anemone

Author: Nir Ofir

Anemone coronaria - Poppy Anemone

Author: Nir Ofir

Anemone coronaria - Poppy Anemone

Author: Nir Ofir

Anemone coronaria - Poppy Anemone

Author: Leif & Anita Stridvall

Anemone coronaria - Poppy Anemone

Author: Leif & Anita Stridvall

Anemone coronaria - Poppy Anemone

Author: Leif & Anita Stridvall

Anemone coronaria - Poppy Anemone

Author: Leif & Anita Stridvall

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Description

A variable tuberous-rooted species, to 45 cm, though only 15 - 25 cm in some forms. Basal leaves long-stalked, biternate, with deeply and narrowly lobed segments. Stem leaves similar to the basal ones, but unstalked. Flowers solitary, deeply cupped, 3.5 - 6.5 cm in diameter, varying in colour from white to pink, crimson, scarlet, blue, mauve and purple, petals usually five to eight (in wild forms), ellipt to oval, anthers blue. Achenes densely wooly.

Ecology

Rocky places, olive groves, vineyards or grassy places in the Mediterranean region. It requires sheltered sunny place outdoors.

Interesting facts

This widely cultivated species is the ancestor of the florist's anemone. The florists' strains are larger and often with more petals, some being double or semi-double, the best known strains are the St. Brigid and De Caen which exist in a wide range of bright colours.

Links and literature

EN Botanical Society of British Isles [http://www.bsbi.org.uk/], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Anemone coronaria L.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012
EN Danin A.: Flora and Vegetation of Israel [http://www.botanic.co.il/A/defaulte.htm] [as Anemone coronaria]
Data retrieved on: 26 February 2009

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