Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"
Anemone coronaria (Crown or poppy anemone) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 20–40 cm tall (rarely to 60 cm), with a basal rosette of a few leaves, the leaves with three leaflets, each leaflet deeply lobed. The flowers are borne singly on a tall stem with a whorl of small leaves just below the flower; the flower is 3–8 cm diameter, with 5-8 red, white or blue petal-like sepals. The anthers are always blackish-mauve. The shape of the sepals also varies, from round to ponted-tipped, and the result is a multitude of varieties which often form a really polychrome carpet in olive groves and fields.
Image: Omalos (Crete) - 14/04/2010
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