Anemone pavonina

Anemone, wind flowers                                                                                     Ανεμώνα 

Ranunculaceae - buttercup family                                                                            Dicot.

On Skopelos as on other islands and the Greek mainland, the appearance of anemones scattered across the fields and olive groves heralds the onset of spring. The beautiful flowers have petals from almost white, through the palest to the darkest pink. The numerous stamens are dark blue-black. The flower buds are surrounded by three green bracts but as the flowers develop the stem between the bracts and flowers lengthens. The seeds are spread by the wind giving the flowers the Greek name anemona (ανεμώνα), which has been latinised as the scientific name for the genus.

3.5-5cm 6cm 20-40cm                                          JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

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