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Wood Anemone

Anemone nemorosa

Plant Data

Order:
Ranunculales
Family:
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
White, often tinged with pink, 5-10 sepals (the white petals are actually sepals).
Fruit:
One-sided winged nuts called achenes, containing the seeds. Wind pollinated.
Leaves:
Simple, deeply cut leaves with a red stem.
Maximum Size:
30cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Poisonous.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
The leaves smell musky, hence one of its common names 'smell Fox'.
Other Names:
European Thimbleweed, Grandmonther's Nightcap, Grove Anemone, Lady's Nightcap, Mayflower, Moggie Nightgown, Moonflower, Nightcaps, Old Woman's Nest, Smell Fox, Windflower, Wood Crowfoot.
Habitats:
Hedgerows, woodland.