Anemone sylvestris

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Anemone sylvestris
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Anemone sylvestris in flower
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Anemone
Species: A. sylvestris
Binomial name
Anemone sylvestris
A dense stand of Anemone sylvestris

Anemone sylvestris (snowdrop anemone) is a perennial plant flowering in spring, native to meadows and dry deciduous woodlands of central and western Europe. It spreads rapidly by root suckers and stolons.[citation needed]

Another name is wood anemone, but this more commonly refers to the European A. nemorosa or the North American A. quinquefolia.


The species is 1–1.5 feet (0.30–0.46 m) and with white coloured flowers which bloom in April.[1]


Cultivars include Madonna.


  1. ^ "Anemone sylvestris". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 

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