The Japanese Anemone – ‘Lemoine’ (Anemone hupehensis or Eriocapitella hupehensis) is a perennial, herbaceous, rhizomous flowering plant in the Ranunculaceae family of buttercups. It is also known as the Japanese Windflower.
It is native to Asia.
It grows to 30-100 centimetres (12-39 inches) tall.
It is a clump-forming plant with 3-5 basal leaves, each with a petiole (stalks) 5-35 centimetres (2-14 inches) long. The leaves are 4-10 centimetres (2-4 inches) long and wide.
The flowers are about 5 centimetres (2 inches) across with 5 purple, purple-red, pink, or white sepals. In the flower centres are more than 100 pistils surrounded by yellow stamens.
The Japanese Anemone – ‘Lemoine’ blooms from February to May in the Southern Hemisphere.
Photographed in the Paris Botanical Garden, France, August 2022.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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