West Highland Flora

Wood Anemone


Anemone nemorosa

 

Anemone nemorosa

Photo Carl Farmer
27 Apr 2002 Portree, Skye

Common in woods and under bracken, also frequent in open moorland.

Flower diameter c 2-4 cm

ID: White flowers, sometimes pink-tinged, mostly with 6 or 7 petals.  Large cluster of carpels and stamens typical of Buttercup family.

Other features: Whorl of 3 leaves halfway up stem, these and basal leaves divided into 3-5 segments which are in turn deeply cut.

 

Anemone nemorosa

Photo Carl Farmer
16 Apr 2004 Portree, Skye
Flower c 3.5 cm across at widest

  Anemone nemorosa

Photo Carl Farmer
28 Apr 2004 Portree, Skye

Purple Wood Anemone growing among white ones and
Celandines.  All the flowers on the purple plant were
this colour.  Whorl of 3 upper leaves also visible here.

 

Anemone nemorosa

Photo Carl Farmer
27 Apr 2002 Portree, Skye


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