winter aconite


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winter aconite

n.
Any of various Eurasian herbs of the genus Eranthis of the buttercup family, especially E. hyemalis, having palmately dissected leaves and a solitary yellow flower that blooms in winter or early spring.
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winter aconite

n
(Plants) a small Old World ranunculaceous herbaceous plant, Eranthis hyemalis, cultivated for its yellow flowers, which appear early in spring
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win′ter ac′onite


n.
a small plant, Eranthis hyemalis, of the buttercup family, with yellow flowers that bloom in early spring.
[1785–95]
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Noun1.winter aconite - small Old World perennial herb grown for its bright yellow flowers which appear in early spring often before snow is gonewinter aconite - small Old World perennial herb grown for its bright yellow flowers which appear in early spring often before snow is gone
Eranthis, genus Eranthis - winter aconite
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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They include winter aconite, snowdrops and glory-of-the-snow.
Daffodils, ornamental onions, Siberian squill, snowdrops and winter aconite are recommended for areas where there are deer and rabbits.
There are lots of flowering heather varieties, and winter aconite brings a lovely splash of yellow.
Eranthis Hyemalis (Winter Aconite) This charming little plant will bring sunny yellow cup-shaped flowers from late winter onwards.
Eranthis Hyemalis 'Guinea Gold', Winter Aconite is just showing its egg-yolk-yellow-like face with a green ruffed collar in my garden and is a joy to see.
A N Singh, P O Box 2560, Doha Flower 'bloomer' Dear Sir, Gulf Times The yellow flower poking up through snow on Page 25 of ("Cold comfort", March 28), captioned "buttercup" is actually a winter aconite. Buttercups are summer meadow flowers.
Chionodoxa (Glory-of-the-snow), Eranthis (Winter aconite) and Crocus chrysanthus (Snow crocus) will herald the coming season and serve to move us together into a glorious spring season.
IT might seem odd that the discreet little winter aconite and the showy peonies once belonged to the same plant family.
Drop flowers in Buy snowdrops, winter aconite, wild garlic and English bluebell plants with leaves and flowers and plant them in small batches throughout your shrub borders and wild areas of the lawn.
Eranthis Hyemalis, otherwise known as Winter Aconite, is remarkably hardy and offers a welcome burst of winter colour
Very easy-going, the winter aconite will be happy in most soil types and aspects, and likes a sunny or partially shaded spot.
In one of the beds that runs alongside our beeches, there's a change from the ubiquitous white bells where splashes of brilliant yellow eranthis, winter aconite, punctuate spent copper leaves.