Adonis annua (syn. Adonis autumnalis L., Adonis phoenicea Bercht. & J.Presl.), also known[† 1] as Pheasant's-eye, Adonis' Flower, autumn adonis, Autumn Pheasant's-eye, Blooddrops, Red Chamomile, Red Morocco, Rose-a-ruby, Soldiers-in-green, is a medicinal and ornamental plant and is a plant of the Ranunculaceae family.
It is native to North Africa, Western Asia, the Mediterranean, and Europe. The name Bird's Eye is also associated with the bird's-eye primrose. Pheasant's eye is also an alternative name for poet's narcissus.
Adonis annua grows to an height of 10 inches. The flowers are often scarlet in colour with darker spots at the base.
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- Adonis annua in Topwalks
- Germplasm Resources Information Network: Adonis annua
- USDA Plants Profile: Adonis annua
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