Anemone sylvestris is a spring-blooming anemone that features cup-shaped, 1.5-2" diameter, fragrant, 5-sepaled, often nodding, white flowers with yellow anthers in the center.
Flowers are borne singly on upright stems growing to 18" tall above the medium green, deeply lobed foliage.
Flowers give way to white, woolly seed heads. Repeat bloom may occur in the cooler weather of early autumn. It is a rhizomatous plant that forms spreading patches.
Genus's name is often said to be derived from the Greek word anemos meaning wind. Specific epithet means growing in woods or forest-loving.
Common Name: Snowdrop Windflower Type: Herbaceous perennial Family: Ranunculaceae Native Range: Asia, Europe Zone: 4 to 8 Height: 1 to 1.5 foot Spread: 0.75 to 1 foot Bloom Time: April-July Bloom Description: White with yellow stamens Sun: Part shade Water: Medium Maintenance: Low Flower: Showy, Fragrant, Good Cut Tolerate: Deer, Heavy Shade