Wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa)

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).[4]: 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

The genus name Anemonoides, means “anemone-like”

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