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White flower

Observed: 22nd April 2013 By: daisyimogen
White flower
april 13 deep dale 017
Description:

White flower with 6 petals and forms from a dainty bud of pale pink. On open limestone hillside in Deepdale Derbyshire.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Wood Anemone (Anemone nemorosa) interacts

Comments

cerigait's picture

Odd habitat....or not???

According to Key, "it is common in dry deciduous woods, old hedgebanks and upland meadows."
I've only ever seen it in woodland personally, but it looks like it to me :)

Chris Metherell's picture

Habitat

Cerigait is of course right, A. nemorosa is normally a woodland plant, however often woodland species survive in a previously wooded area long after the trees have been felled. I can think of several sites in Northumberland which are now semi-improved grassland, but which still have patches of A. nemorosa, Oxalis acetosella and other woodland species, showing that once upon a time the area was almost certainly wooded.

Chris Metherell
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North Northumberland