Anemone

Anemone crassifolia and other species

Order: Ranunculales

Family: Ranunculaceae

Names:

Anemone
Crassifolia
Anemone
Anemones were considered symbols of illness by the Egyptians, the Chinese call it the Flower of Death, Europeans considered it a flower of bad luck and the Romans picked the first flowers of the season to ward off illness. In mythology it is said to have grown where the tears of Venus fell after the death of her son Adonis.

Other Names:

Summary:

Description:

Cotyledons:

Two.

First leaves:

Leaves:

Stipules -
Petiole -
Blade - Much divided, dark green on top and purplish underneath.
Stem leaves -

Stems:

Erect, up to 1000 mm tall.
Flower stem -

Flower head:

Flowers:

White.
Ovary -
Calyx -
Perianth -
Sepals -
Petals - 6, white, 20 mm long.
Stamens -
Anthers -

Fruit:

Seeds:

Roots:

Key Characters:

Biology:

Life cycle:

Perennial. Seeds germinate in autumn.

Physiology:

Frost resistant. Sensitive to drought.

Reproduction:

Seed and cuttings.

Flowering times:

Spring.

Seed Biology and Germination:

Vegetative Propagules:

Grows from cuttings.

Hybrids:

Allelopathy:

Population Dynamics and Dispersal:

Spread by seed and cuttings.

Origin and History:

Native to Tasmania.

Distribution:

TAS.

Courtesy Australia's Virtual Herbarium.

Habitats:

Prefers open sunny areas.

Climate:

Temperate.

Soil:

Prefers well drained soils.

Plant Associations:

Significance:

Beneficial:

Ornamental.

Detrimental:

Toxicity:

Possibly toxic.

Symptoms:

Treatment:

Legislation:

Management and Control:

Thresholds:

Eradication strategies:

Herbicide resistance:

Biological Control:

Related plants:

Anemone (Anemone crassifolia)
Japanese Anemone (Anemone hupehensis)
Liverwort, Herb Trinity and Kidneywort (Anemone hepatica)
Pasque Flower, Easter Flower (Anemone pratense or Anemone pulsatilla)
Poppy Anemone (Anemone coronaria)
Windflower (Anemone pratense)
Wood Anemone or Fairy's Windflower (Anemone nemorosa)
Yellow Wood Anemone (Anemone sylvestris)
Anemone hortensis
Anemone nuttalliana
Anemone pavonina
Ornamentals such as Aquilegia, Clematis, Delphinium, and Ranunculus.

Plants of similar appearance:

References:

Bodkin, F. (1986). Encyclopaedia Botanica. (Angus and Robertson, Australia). P81. Diagrams.

Acknowledgments:

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