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  Flora Wildflowers / Peacock Anemone

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Peacock Anemone

Anemone hortensis     Fr: Anémone des jardins

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This delicate flower grows singly on stems up to 45 cm high, often with many growing together in a small area.

Flowers. Feb-Apr

Flower. The flower has from 12 to 19 sepals, about 5 cm across. The color is from pale to dark purple, and can be faded to almost pure white.

Leaves. A rosette of 3-lobed divided leaves grows at the base of the plant, and a whorl of narrow bracts grows about half way up the stem.

Habitat. Fields, cultivated ground, vineyards and olive groves.

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