Wood Anemone is a
perennial plant of the UK, typically found growing in coppiced woodland and hedgerows, to a mature height of up to 15cm.
Wood Anemone is an early-flowering woodland plant with large white flowers, made up of five to eight sepals (rather than petals). It spreads slowly, mainly through rhizomes rather than seed. The presence of established Wood Anemone can be an indicator of ancient woodland.
Botanic classification and naming: Wood Anemone is a member of the Buttercup (Ranunculaceae) family. The genus name
'Anemone' identifies the plant as a Windflower and its species name 'nemorosa' means 'woodland plant'.
Concerns: Wood Anemone is poisonous to humans.
Benefits: Wood Anemone is pollinated by bees and hoverflies.
Benefits to wildlife are also indicated with orange icons in the plant profile bar at the top.