Wood Anemone - Anemone nemorosa


A hairless plant with rhizomes - it is usually about 20 cm in height. Basal leaves usually appearing after the flower. Flowers are white, often flushed with pink or blue outside, solitary half nodding or erect and 20 to 40 mm across.

Identification difficulty

Woodland, woodland rides or clearings, copses.

When to see it

March to May.

Life History


UK Status

Common throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Common in suitable areas of Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 137 of the 617 tetrads.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map