Japanese Anenome - Anemone hupehensis x vitifolia = A. x hybrida

Description

A vigorous, erect, woody-based plant with suckering shoots and mid-green leaves with three oval leaflets. Branched stems bear sprays of pale pink flowers to 9cm across.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Usually found as an escape from cultivation and often near to habitation.

When to see it

Flowering from late summer to mid-autumn.

Life History

Perennial.

UK Status

Widespread but occasional in Britain as a plant surviving in the wild.

VC55 Status

Rare in the wild in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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