Series: Images of a botanical trip to the Free State of Thuringia (German: Freistaat Thüringen) in Germany from 15 - 19/04/2011
Anemone ranunculoides (BE: Gele anemoon / EN: Yellow anemone / DE: Gelbe Windröschen) is a species of perennial plant in the Ranunculacea family that grows in forests across most of Continental Europe, and less frequently in the Mediterranean region. Flowering time is March/April. Growing to 5-15 cm tall, the plant is herbaceous, dying back down to its root-like rhizomes by mid summer. The rhizomes spread just below the earth surface and multiply quickly, contributing to its rapid spread in woodland conditions. The flower is about 1.5 cm diameter, with from five to eight petal-like segments (actually tepals) of rich yellow colouring. While the closely related (but white colored) Wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa) develops only one flower (rarely two) per plant , the Yellow anemone (Anemone ranunculoides) bears usually two (rarely one or three) flowers per plant.
Image: Mühlberg (DE) - 18/04/2011
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