Wood Anemone Anemone nemorosa

An attractive early spring flower found mainly in ancient woodlands, as well as a few other favoured sites such as hedge banks, churchyards and parks.

Conservation status

Wood anemones are considered common and are not thought to be under threat in Norfolk.

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Did you know? On warm spring days large clumps of wood anemones can give off a strong, musky perfume.

Wood anemones are also known as windflowers, so called because according to the Greek writer Pliny the flowers will not open until the wind blows.

Smell foxes is another name given to the wood anemone due to the musky scent of the flower.

In Britain the seeds of wood anemones are mostly infertile and so it spreads slowly through the growth of its roots.
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