The wood anemone, is an early-spring flowering plant in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae.
Wood Anemone. Photo by Jack Schneider
Anemonoides nemorosa is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant less than 30 centimetres (12 in) in height.
The compound basal leaves are palmate or ternate (divided into three lobes).: 106 They grow from underground root-like stems called rhizomes and die back down by mid summer (summer dormant).
The flowers are solitary, held above the foliage on short stems, with a whorl of three palmate or palmately-lobed leaflike bracts beneath. The flowers are 2 centimetres (0.8 in) diameter, with six or seven (and on rare occasions eight to ten) tepals (petal-like segments) with many stamens. In the wild the flowers are usually white but may be pinkish, lilac or blue, and often have a darker tint on the backs of the tepals.
Family: Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family Genus Common Name: Anemonoides US Native Status: Native
Young Eastern Painted Turtle on lily pad, the Peninsula, Darby’s Cove Photograph by Terry McNamara
Fishers Island, Naturally
This year’s Annual Exhibition, complemented by two special exhibitions, celebrates the natural history of Fishers Island, primarily through the lens of contemporary photography, with a focus on both habitats and the diverse species that utilize and/or occupy them.