Our Land Scape
A woodland floor carpeted with Anemone nemorosa, or wood anemone, confirms that springtime is here. Flowering from March to April, it takes advantage of the light available due to the lack of woodland foliage to flower, undergo pollination and set seed. As the canopy fills out, the plant returns to dormancy until the next spring. The white flowers have a purple-pink underside, and the leaves a musky smell. On sunny days the blooms open skywards to track the passage of the sun. In poor weather, petals remain closed, to protect pollen from the rain.