Anemone apennina

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Anemone apennina
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Anemone
Species: A. apennina
Binomial name
Anemone apennina

Anemone apennina, the blue anemone,[1] is a rhizomatous perennial plant in the genus Anemone in the family Ranunculaceae. It is native to southern central Europe, taking its name from the Apennine Mountains, but widely naturalised elsewhere in Europe, including the United Kingdom.[2] It can be confused with Anemone nemorosa which it resembles. It grows to 20 cm. In early spring it produces single blue flowers above ferny foliage, which dies down in summer. It is especially valued for its ability to colonise deciduous woodland.

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3]


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Anemone apennina". Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  3. ^ "RHS Plant Selector Anemone apennina AGM / RHS Gardening". Retrieved 2012-08-02.