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Anemone coronaria

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Anemones, Windflowers
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Spring Bulbs
Comment:

Flowers in mid-spring (April) and lasts about 4 weeks; about 10-12 inches tall; reproduces by seeds and tubers and requires a warm (50-65 degrees F) to cool (35-45 degrees F) to warm (50-65 degrees F) annual thermoperiodic cycle; tolerates summer drought, but keep moist during fall and spring

Description:
Perennial herb with alternate or whorled, finely divided leaves; flowers white, yellow-green, red, or purple, cup-shaped with 5-many petal-like parts and many stamens; small fruits often with plumose tails
Season:
Spring
Light:
Full sunlight
Space:
1-2 in. apart, 25-60 per sq. ft.
Flowering Period:
Mid-spring (April)
Flower Color:
Red, white, purple
Depth:
5 in. to base of the tuber
Usage:
Rock gardens, beds, borders, and woodland gardens
Organ:
Tuber
Hardiness:
Semi-hardy: injured below 28 degrees F (-2 degrees C) when planted
Origin:
Mediterranean
Poison Part:
All parts when fresh
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion and dermatitis
Symptoms:
Inflammation and blistering upon contact with fresh sap; irritation of mouth, vomiting and diarrhea following ingestion
Toxic Principle:
Protoanemonin
Severity:
TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. CAUSES SEVERE PAIN IN THE MOUTH IF EATEN!
Found in:
Landscape in flower gardens, as herbaceous perennial

NCCES plant id: 841

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