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Landscape (UK) - - Life At Nature’s Pace -

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.

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