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Anemoides trifolia
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Anemoides trifolia (L.) Holub.

Synonyms - Anemone trifolia L.

Popular names - anemone trifogliato

Distribution and Habitat - a species native to southern Europe, grows in forests and mountain collinear, hornbeam and beech.

Description - geofita rizomatoasa. Herbaceous plant, perennial, with shallow rhizome. Stems erect, to 30 cm high. Leaves trifoliate, leaflets lanceolate, petiolate. Flowers white, solitary, actinomorfe, hermaphrodite. Perianth consists of 6 tepale oval, white, 20-35 cm diameter. Anetre white. Superior ovary. Blooms in May-June. Fruit achenes, 2 mm.

Properties and Uses - is banned for food use because it is toxic.

Curiosity - Anemoides derived from the Greek 'anemia' = wind, 'trifolia' with reference to the number of leaflets of a leaf.

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