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anemone narcissiflora - L.

Common Name Narcissus-Flowered Anemone, Narcissus anemone
Family Ranunculaceae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, many members of this genus contain protoanemonin, an irritating acrid oil that is an enzymatic breakdown product of the glycoside ranunculin. While protoanemonin can cause severe topical and gastrointestinal irritation, it is unstable and changes into harmless anemonin when plants are dried or heated[4, 10, 19, 65, 270].
Habitats Grassy, peaty but well-drained alpine meadows, occasionally in partial shade[100, 187].
Range Northern Europe to northern Asia. And northwestern N. America.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
anemone narcissiflora Narcissus-Flowered Anemone, Narcissus anemone


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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anemone narcissiflora is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. It is in flower in May, and the seeds ripen from June to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Root
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked[46, 61, 177]. The leaves , together with other salad greens and oil, were beaten to a creamy consistency and frozen into an 'ice cream'[257].Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity. Root - raw[177]. The upper root ends have been used for food[257]. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.

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Medicinal Uses

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Haemostatic

The plant has been used as an antihaemorrhagic[270].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in ordinary garden soil but prefers a rich sandy loam[1] and full sun[200]. Succeeds in full sun or part shade[187]. Plants succeed in maritime gardens[233]. Hardy to about -20°c[187]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233]. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54]. A very ornamental[1] and highly polymorphic plant[50, 187, 270]. There are a large number of sub-species[270].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in the summer[1]. Surface sow or only just cover the seed and keep the soil moist. Sow stored seed as soon as possible in late winter or early spring. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 6 months at 15°c[133]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in light shade in the greenhouse for at least their first year. When the plants are large enough, plant them out in the spring. Division in late summer after the plant dies down. This plant is very slow to increase[187].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Anemone cylindricaCandle AnemonePerennial0.5 4-8  LMHSM02 
Anemone flaccida Perennial0.1 5-9  LMHFSM10 
Anemone narcissifloraNarcissus-Flowered Anemone, Narcissus anemonePerennial0.6 3-7  LMHSNM10 
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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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