Adonis annua

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Adonis
Species: A. annua
Binomial name
Adonis annua

Adonis annua (syn. Adonis autumnalis L.,[1] Adonis phoenicea Bercht. & J.Presl.[1]), also known[† 1] as Pheasant's-eye,[4] Adonis' Flower, autumn adonis,[4] 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.

In UK, Adonis annua is endangered and listed as a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.[5]


  1. ^ Other common names include Adonis Flos[2] and Flos Adonis.[3]


  1. ^ a b Adonis annua L. in The Plant List
  2. ^ Temple Henry Croker, Thomas Williams, Samuel Clark, The complete dictionary of arts and sciences, 1764
  3. ^ "Selby's Flycatcher" in John James Audubon, Ornithological Biography, 1831.
  4. ^ a b Adonis annua L. in Tropicos
  5. ^ "Pheasant’s-eye". plantlife. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 

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