Wood Anemone

Common Name: Wood Anemone

Scientific Name: Anemone blanda

Family: Ranunculaceae

Habitat: Woodlands

Native: No

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Height: Up to 6 inches

Light: Partial shade to full sun

Soil: Moist, Well drained

Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies

Description: The Wood Anemone, also known as the Greek Windflower, is a non-native wildflower, native to southeastern Europe. Wood Anemone can be identified by its deep blue and purple flowers and its intricate, fern-like leaves. Wood Anemone prefers to grow in moist, well drained soil and partial shade, and can quickly naturalize in ideal growing conditions. This photo of a Wood Anemone was taken in the Woodland Garden at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.