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wood anemone

n.
Any of several anemones, especially Anemone quinquefolia of eastern North America or A. nemorosa of Eurasia, having deeply divided leaves and a showy, solitary, often white flower.

wood anemone

n
(Plants) any of several woodland anemone plants, esp Anemone quinquefolia of E North America and A. nemorosa of Europe, having finely divided leaves and solitary white flowers. Also called: windflower

wood′ anem`one


n.
any of several anemones, esp. Anemone nemorosa, of the Old World, or A. quinquefolia, of the U.S.
[1650–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wood anemone - common anemone of eastern North America with solitary pink-tinged white flowerswood anemone - common anemone of eastern North America with solitary pink-tinged white flowers
anemone, windflower - any woodland plant of the genus Anemone grown for its beautiful flowers and whorls of dissected leaves
2.wood anemone - European anemone with solitary white flowers common in deciduous woodlandswood anemone - European anemone with solitary white flowers common in deciduous woodlands
anemone, windflower - any woodland plant of the genus Anemone grown for its beautiful flowers and whorls of dissected leaves
Translations
võsaülane
arovuokko
anémone sylvie
vitsippa

wood anemone

nanemone m dei boschi
References in classic literature ?
More yellow was her head than the flowers of the broom, and her skin was whiter than the foam of the wave, and fairer were her hands and her fingers than the blossoms of the wood anemone amidst the spray of the meadow fountain.
The unfurling fronds of deciduous types work well with the early spring blooms of wood anemones, snowdrops, cyclamens and hellebores.
The ground is carpeted with wild hyacinths, wood anemones, a type of flower and wild garlic and has Oak, Alder and Scots Pine trees as well making it difficult to enter during the summer months.
Pockets of these beautiful little flowers can also be found alongside primroses and pretty wood anemones along the tranquil Long Walk.
But with sunshine and warmer temperatures forecast this week, there is likely to be a short, intense burst of spring flowering, as everything from magnolias to cherry blossom and wood anemones reach their peak.
The countryside is particularly picturesque just now, with swathes of azure bluebells and white wood anemones carpeting a sylvan floor, gloriously gilded by the sweet songs of migratory chiffchaff and willow warblers, carolling exuberantly in leaf-laden tree branches.
Near the shop end where some diseased trees were cut down last year wood anemones have popped up and a little further down are grape hyacinths and polyanthus and when I stopped to look at them yesterday morning I was amazed to see the lovely chequered heads of snake's head fritillaries which must be garden escapees.
Over the years, farming methods have improved to allow more land to be turned over to agriculture, but with much of the woodland providing a habitat for bluebells, wood anemones, nightingales and nightjars, it's justifiably protected.
A woodland garden with plants such as rhododendron, Pieris and azalea (acid soils only), spotted laurel, wood anemones and plenty of bulbs and hardy ferns could be the solution.
Pulmonaria (Lungwort) These pretty perennials are most at home in the woodland garden, sharing the shade happily with wood anemones, hellebores and bluebells.