POPPY ANEMONE

SPANISH MARIGOLD

Anemone coronaria

Buttercup Family [Ranunculaceae]  

month8mar month8march month8apr month8april month8may

status
statusZalien
 
flower
flower8azure
 
inner
inner8blue
 
morph
morph8actino
 
petals
petalsZ5 petalsZ6 petalsZ7 petalsZ8
(5-8)
stem
stem8round
 
toxicity
toxicityZlowish
 

11th May 2006, A road, Macclesfield to Buxton. Photo: © RWD
It is normally red with a much darker central area, but this specimen is a purple one. Large and showy, looking rather like a poppy, especially the red forms. Petals (in reality tepals) number anywhere from five to eight. This one has six. Colour can be azure with deep blue inner (as in this specimen) or red with a deep purple inner standing in contrast in front of a whitish corona, or white.


11th May 2006, A road, Macclesfield to Buxton. Photo: © RWD
With a large inner ring of darker radially-splayed stamens and anthers, and an inner spiky ball to become the fruit.


11th May 2006, A road, Macclesfield to Buxton. Photo: © RWD
Basal leaves in deeply toothed and deeply-divided triplets, stem leaves just below the single large flowerhead.


11th May 2006, A road, Macclesfield to Buxton. Photo: © RWD


Distinguishing Feature : The large flower with rounded 'petals' looking similar to a Poppy.

No relation to : Poppys which belong to the Poppy [Papaveraceae] Family (it just looks like one).

More likely to be found in a garden. This specimen, on the verge of a busy main road, must have been a throw-out. In its red form can easily be mistaken for a poppy, hence the common name.


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Distribution
 family8Buttercup family8Ranunculaceae

 BSBI maps
genus8Anemone
Anemone
(Anemones)

POPPY ANEMONE

SPANISH MARIGOLD

Anemone coronaria

Buttercup Family [Ranunculaceae]  

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