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Anemone ranunculoides - Wood Anemone

Yellow Wood Anemone
Anemone ranunculoides
Family: Buttercup Family – Ranunculaceae
Growing form: Perennial herb. Rootstock long, creeping, brown, with runners.
Height: 7–30 cm (2.8–12 in.). Stem unbranched, glabrous at base.
Flower: Perianth regular (actinomorphic), yellow, 15–30 mm (0.6–1.2 in.) wide. Tepals 5, outer surface hairy. Stamens many, yellow. Gynoecium separate, with many pistils. Flowers 1 or 2, rarely more.
Leaves: Basal leaves 1, long-stalked, 3–5-lobed, large-toothed, hairy-edged. Stem leaves in a whorl of 3, short-stalked. Blade with 3 leaflets; leaflets quite narrow, pinnatifid–large-toothed.
Fruit: Hairy, short-tipped, 3–4 mm (0.12–0.16 in.) long achene, often together. Infructescence erect.
Habitat: Rich waterside broad-leaved forests, coppices, stream banks, parks. Also ornamental.
Flowering time: May–June.

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