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Anemone hortensis

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 21 April 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Anemone hortensis (NL: Anemone hortensis / EN: Broad Leaved Anemone / DE: Stern-Anemone / FR: Anémone des jardins) is a perennial herbaceous plant with an underground rhizome, belonging to the genus Anemone of the Ranunculaceae family. The Genus name “Anemone” comes from the Greek ἄνεμος (anemos, meaning wind ), as an ancient legend tells that the flowers opens only when the wind blows. The Species Latin name “hortensis” (fron “hortus” = vegetable garden) refers to the easiness with this plant can be cultivated. This plant is endemic to Mediterranean basin and it is distributed in France, Italy, Greece, Albania, Serbia, Croatia and Macedonia. The solitary flowers are fragrant and range in color from white-bluish or mauve to red-purple, with a diameter of 3–6 cm. They have 12-20 lanceolate and acute petals, with numerous bluish or violet stamens and blue anthers. The flowering period extends from March through May. This plant is pollinated by wind or dispersed by animals.

Image: Montelepre (IT-SI) - 01/04/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/1250 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Heel mooi !

21 Apr 2012 8:00am

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

Je la trouve superbe, et surtout superbement bien photographiée. Bon samedi

21 Apr 2012 8:03am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent! Superb image!

21 Apr 2012 9:07am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


21 Apr 2012 10:09am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

Great macro.

21 Apr 2012 4:53pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The plane of focus has sliced perfectly through here . . stunning detail and sweet with it !

21 Apr 2012 5:48pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

exquisite. nice bokeh

21 Apr 2012 9:44pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Just lovely with the pink petals and pretty details.

28 Apr 2012 4:18pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/1250 second
ISO 200
150 mm