Anemone coronaria L.


Genus: Anemone

Catalan common name: Anemone. Anemone coronària. Castanyola.

Spanish common name: Anémona.

Province distribution: Balearic Islands.

Distribution in the islands: Mallorca. Menorca.

General distribution (Phytogeography): Mediterranean

IUCN Category: LCLeast concern

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Geophyte.

Habitats: Cultivated fields, path and road sides, disturbed zones. Non-saline wetlands (intermittent watercourses, streams, artesian wells, ditches). Humid soils.

Characteristics: At first glance very similar to a poppy (Papaver), purple in colour, although it is a Ranunculaceae with large (3-9 cm. de diàm.) and solitary flowers with bluish petals and anthers.

Observations: This is becoming an unusual species for the Balearic islands.