Anemone pratensis

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Anemone pratensis L.

Ranunculaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   5

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: decidious

Shape: orbicular

Division: bipinnate

Shape: cup-shaped
Fruit: nutlet

82C / 7b4c9a 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: nodding

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Ranunculopsida
Subclassis:
Ranunculidae
Superordo:
Ranunculanae
Ordo:
Ranunculales
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Anemone pratensis is a perennial with dark purple flowers.

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Naming

Anemone pratensis was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Anemone pratensis is a species in the genus Anemone which contains approximately 204 to 289 species and belongs to the family of the Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family). The type species of the genus is Anemone coronaria.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 15 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

Anemone pratensis is deciduous. The bipinnate leaves are basal. The orbicular leaflets are pinnatisect and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Anemone pratensis produces solitary nodding, purple cup-shaped flowers from April to May.

The perennials produce nutlets.

Root System

Distribution

Anemone pratensis is native to Northern Europe, Central Europe, eastern Central Europe, Eastern Europe and the Balkan Peninsula.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on fresh to moist soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • alpine garden (especially for plants that are not very competitive)

Uses

Suited for rockeries.

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagate by sowing just before seeds ripen. Germination may take some time.

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Anemone pratensis is toxic.

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Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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