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photoblog image Red Windflower

Red Windflower

 

(Anemone multifida)

Buttercup Family

(Ranunculaceae)

 

In late spring or early summer Anemone multifida's finely cut, light green leaves are eye-catching.  But your eye may have first been caught by the hairy, half inch, pink to red to maroon, or yellow to white flower sepals (Anemone lack petals). Often the flowers are bicolored.

 

Last year's dried leaves and stalks can be seen at the base of the new growth, so you know the plant is a perennial and that once you have found this delicate beauty, you can return to the same location and enjoy it again next year.

 

Of note:  Anemone's produce a volatile, strongly irritating oil.  The leaves of most species are iritating and some can be boiled to make a strong tea for killing fleas and lice.  How nice.

 

photoblog image Colorado Trip 143(1) copy.jpg

 

Red Windflower

 

(Anemone multifida)

Buttercup Family

(Ranunculaceae)

 

In late spring or early summer Anemone multifida's finely cut, light green leaves are eye-catching.  But your eye may have first been caught by the hairy, half inch, pink to red to maroon, or yellow to white flower sepals (Anemone lack petals). Often the flowers are bicolored.

 

Last year's dried leaves and stalks can be seen at the base of the new growth, so you know the plant is a perennial and that once you have found this delicate beauty, you can return to the same location and enjoy it again next year.

 

Of note:  Anemone's produce a volatile, strongly irritating oil.  The leaves of most species are iritating and some can be boiled to make a strong tea for killing fleas and lice.  How nice.

 

photoblog image Colorado Trip 143(1) copy.jpg

 

comments (16)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 23 Aug 2018, 03:00
Elles sont très belles avec leurs longues tiges.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: They are very elegant, aren't they!
More purdiness Elizabeth....
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Frank U! smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Aug 2018, 04:10
They are quite pretty, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh I think so! Thank you, Ray!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 23 Aug 2018, 05:28
i've never heard of it or seen it until now in your image

so dainty and lovely
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I tend so seek out native wildflowers in their natural habitat - so I'm always pleased when I can introduce a species to someone. Quite often - the species we have out west here, are unfamiliar to many. Thank you, Sherri!
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 23 Aug 2018, 05:48
Oh, the Marriott Colors in full bloom! Such a pretty combination and I love the kissing flowers.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Bonnie! They are really elegant aren't they!
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 23 Aug 2018, 06:20
Until I saw your second picture, I thought what an unusual shape for an anemone
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Do these look like those you have in the UK?
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 23 Aug 2018, 06:32
Interesting. The flower is reminiscent of a pasque flower, not in any sense like an English buttercup
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - I know what you mean... but pasque flowers are also in the buttercup family, I think...
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Aug 2018, 06:41
a wonderful image!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Philine!
Cette fleur est très belle , je la decouvre avec plaisir , merci pour les explications
Bonne journée
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I think so, too, Claudine! You're very welcome, and I thank you!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 23 Aug 2018, 07:47
Nice long stems.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - makes it more elegant I think
Another fine flower you have introduced us to.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks, Brian - I'm glad you think so!
Rather tulip-looking, isn't it ?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - especially before fully opened
It certainly is a pretty little thing.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I think so, too!
They are a delight E. Another example too of one of nature's remedies
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Nature knows what she's doing!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Aug 2018, 20:56
In their semi-closed state, the remind me somewhat of our tulips. Beautiful colours again.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - Tom thought so too, and I agree!
Reaching to the sky...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Seemingly!!

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