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Anemone coronaria Linnaeus, 1753

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Anemone coronaria Linnaeus, 1753
Common names: Poppy anemone, Spanish marigold [En], Anémone couronnée [Fr], Kronen-Anemone [De], Ανεμώνη, Ανεμώνη η στεφανωματική, Άγρια παπαρούνα [Gr], Taçlı dağ lalesi [Tu]

Loutra, Lesvos ● Greece

Description: It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 20-40 cm tall (rarely to 60 cm), with a basal rosette of a few leaves, the leaves with three leaflets, each leaflet deeply lobed. The flowers are borne singly on a tall stem with a whorl of small leaves just below the flower; the flower is 3-8 cm diameter, with 5-8 red, pink, blue, lavender or purple petal-like tepals.
The Crown Anemone comes in shades of red, pink, purple, lavender or blue, often with a pale zone in the center.

Habitat: It grows on hillslopes, grassy fields, waysides, olive groves and vineyards, from January to April.
It is the most common Anemone of most parts of the Mediterranean.

References :
Blamey M., Grey-Wilson Ch., 2005. Wild Flowers of the Mediterranean, Domino Guides, London.