Scientific Description:

Perennial herbs. Scape naked except for a whorled involucre of 3 ± dissected (rarely entire) leaves, distant from the whorled or solitary flowers. Perianth actinomorphic, uniseriate, the segments (tepals) 5-many, petaloid. Nectaries absent or nectar sometimes secreted by vestigial outer staminodes. Achenes numerous, sometimes with very long plumose styles.



Davis PH, Coode MJE, Cullen J (1965). Anemone L., In: Davis PH (ed.), Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 1: 134.

Public Description:

Anemone, known as “windflower”, is native to temperate zones of the world. There are approximately 172 species in the world and 7 species (8 taxa) in Türkiye. They are tuberous perennial herbs which have flashy flowers in different colors. Besides, There are many cultural forms of windflower as ornamental plants. The genus name “Anemone” is derived from “anemoi” who were the wind gods in ancient Greek myth. European peasants carried them to ward off pests and disease as well as bad luck. In Chinese and Egyptian cultures, it was considered a symbol of illness due to its coloring. It is also a symbol of bad luck to many Eastern cultures.



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Tuğ GN (2012). Anemone L., In: Güner, A., Aslan, S., Ekim, T., Vural, M. & Babaç, M.T. (eds.), Türkiye Bitkileri Listesi (Damarlı Bitkiler). Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanik Bahçesi ve Flora Araştırmaları Derneği Yayını. İstanbul, pp. 772–773.

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