Anemone (Wind flower)



Anemone (Wind flower)is a genus of about 120 species of flowering plants of the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. The genus name was from Greek word 'anemone' meaning daughter of the wind, from the word 'anemos' wind and and feminine patronymic suffix one.

Anemone are perennials with basal leaves that are simple or compound with lobed, parted, or undivided leaf blades, and toothed or entire leaf margins. The long leaf-stems are upright or prostrate. Flowers are produced singly or in cymes of 29 flowers or in umbel, above a cluster of leaf- or sepal-like bracts. The flower have nectaries and 4-27 sepals of any color, but petals are missing in most of the species. The pistils have one ovule.

The flowers are followed by ovoid to obovoid shaped achenes, that are collected together in a tight cluster at the end of the stalks. Quite a few species have sessile clusters terminating at stems. The achenes are beaked with some species have feathery hairs attached to them.

Anemone blandaAnemone blanda
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authorshipRasbak
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Anemone canadensisAnemone canadensis
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authorshipKurt Stuber
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Anemone coronariaAnemone coronaria
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authorshipMathKnight
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Anemone hupehensisAnemone hupehensis
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authorshipWildfeuer
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Anemone narcissifloraAnemone narcissiflora
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authorshipS64
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Anemone hepaticaAnemone hepatica
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authorshipJonas Bergsten
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Anemone transsilvanicaAnemone transsilvanica
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authorshipChris Dixon
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