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Anemone hortensis

Anémone des jardins
Wild Anemone

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Plant family

Area

Les Maures

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

30-60 mm

Flowering months

February,

March

Leaf type

Palmate

Height

20-45 cm

Description

Native to the Mediterranean region, growing in scrub and grassland. The name ‘hortensis’ derives from the word ‘hortus’ meaning ‘vegetable garden’. A very easy plant to cultivate.

Flowers

The fragrant flowers are pink to pale-purple with lance-shaped, pointed petals (12-19), a bluish stigma and numerous deep blue stamens.

Leaves

Palmate leaf has lobes radiating from a base point. 3-5 coarsely serrated lobes, all radiating from a base point, long-stalked.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of small dry, 1-seeded fruit, smooth and woolly.

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