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Anemone coronaria (Poppy anemone, Crown anemone, Spanish marigold / Dağ Lalesi)

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Anemone coronaria (Poppy anemone, Crown anemone, Spanish marigold / Dağ Lalesi)


Anemone coronaria (Poppy anemone, Crown anemone, Spanish marigold / Dağ Lalesi) from Bornova, IZMIR - 13.03.2009.

Anemone coronaria  is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region.

It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 20-40 cm tall (rarely to 60 cm), with a basal rosette of a few leaves, the leaves with three leaflets, each leaflet deeply lobed. The flowers are borne singly on a tall stem with a whorl of small leaves just below the flower; the flower is 3-8 cm diameter, with 5-8 red, white or blue petal-like tepals.

Anemone = An ancient Greek name from anemos, "wind". There was an old belief that certain ancient flowers of this genus will bloom only in wind. Anemone was the daughter of winds in Greek mythology.

coronaria = Coming from the word 'corona' which means a crown and possibly referring to the crown-shaped flower. Another meaning is garland.

Reference: 1. Seçmen,Ö., Gemici,Y., Görk, G., Bekat,L. & Leblebici,E., (1998). Tohumlu Bitkiler Sistematiği (Systematics of Phanerogamae). Ege University Press, Publ. No. 116, Bornova, Izmir.


Author Bayram GÖÇMEN
Created on Friday 13 March 2009
Posted on Wednesday 02 February 2011
Tags İzmir, TURKEY / TÜRKİYE
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