Author: Jan Scholten
English: Anemone; Windflower.
French: Anemone des bois; Anemone d’Artemis.
Dutch: Windroos; Windflower; Rappelbloem; Boschhanevoet; Puidenblommekeduivelsbeet.
Habitat: woodland and shady hillsides in all but the most base deficient or water-logged soils.
Anemone was a nymph loved by Zephyrus and changed into an anemone by his jealous wife; red anemones arose from the blood of the wounded and dying Adonis, a lover of the goddess Aphrodite and the white from the tears of the grieving goddess; symbol of mourning and grief, relationships ending.
Herb; perennial; up to 15 cm.
Flowers: flowering from March to May.