Mar. 5, 2021

wood anemone, Anemone nemorosa

The most common common name for this on the internet seems to be wood anemone. I guess this is Europe's version. But since we have our own, lets call it something else? How about European windflower or thimbleweed, or the old English smell fox. I didn't notice the musky smell, but it apparently is there. We could, of course, just leave this out of our wildflower list. It has only been reported wild from AK and MA. But if we leave out these rare escapes, the next person that does see it won't know what to call it. These days there are a bunch of exotic Anemone in our gardens, and escapes happen. With the whole gang going on the lam when they can it's not the unusual to see one or another of them. This particular one was still in stir at Matthaei Gardens at UM, 5/18/14. Buttercup family, Ranunculaceae.