Wood anenome

Anemone nemorosa

This is a flower with white petals, touched with yellow, and can be commonly seen under trees in deciduous woodland.

It may also be found in the open where there has been historic woodland. The plant is perennial and is not palatable to grazing animals such as sheep and rabbits.

 

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When to see

This is a plant that flowers in the spring before the woodland trees are in leaf and shade out its growth. The foliage is verdant and is soon overgrown with grass and other woodland herbs.

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Where to see

Seen in a range of soils from the Lowlands to the Highlands. Usually found in or on the edge of mature deciduous woodlands. It is found at the edge of conifer plantations, but not where there is deep shade.

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Did you know?

Many white flowered plants have a strong scent and are pollinated by night flying insects; however wood anenome petals close at the end of the day and only open again when they are in sunlight. The flower then turns and faces the sun as it crosses the sky through the day. This flower has a weak scent.

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When to see

This is a plant that flowers in the spring before the woodland trees are in leaf and shade out its growth. The foliage is verdant and is soon overgrown with grass and other woodland herbs.

Map Icon Blue
Where to see

Seen in a range of soils from the Lowlands to the Highlands. Usually found in or on the edge of mature deciduous woodlands. It is found at the edge of conifer plantations, but not where there is deep shade.

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Did you know?

Many white flowered plants have a strong scent and are pollinated by night flying insects; however wood anenome petals close at the end of the day and only open again when they are in sunlight. The flower then turns and faces the sun as it crosses the sky through the day. This flower has a weak scent.

Binoculars Icon Blue
When to see

This is a plant that flowers in the spring before the woodland trees are in leaf and shade out its growth. The foliage is verdant and is soon overgrown with grass and other woodland herbs.

Map Icon Blue
Where to see

Seen in a range of soils from the Lowlands to the Highlands. Usually found in or on the edge of mature deciduous woodlands. It is found at the edge of conifer plantations, but not where there is deep shade.

Book Icon Blue
Did you know?

Many white flowered plants have a strong scent and are pollinated by night flying insects; however wood anenome petals close at the end of the day and only open again when they are in sunlight. The flower then turns and faces the sun as it crosses the sky through the day. This flower has a weak scent.