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Winter Aconite, St. Lawrence, Isle of Wight

Observed: 22nd January 2012 By: David Trevan
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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Description:

A touch of bright yellow on an equally bright January day.Eranthis hyemalis, an introduced plant from Southern Europe, widely planted in gardens and naturalized in woods in the UK.
In the Ranunculaceae family.

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LVS77's picture

Petals

Am I right in thinking that the shiny yellow 'petals' are actually sepals - while the real petals are sort of 'rolled up' as tubular nectaries?

KelsaeJohn's picture

Winter aconite sepals

Yes, you are right in that the shiny yellow parts are sepals. The plant does not have petals.