wood anemone

noun
any of several anemones, especially Anemone nemorosa, of the Old World, or A. quinquefolia, of the U.S.

Origin:
1650–60

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wood anemone
 
n
Also called: windflower any of several woodland anemone plants, esp Anemone quinquefolia of E North America and A. nemorosa of Europe, having finely divided leaves and solitary white flowers

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Wood anemone, wild geranium, and early meadow rue all flower abundantly under the large trees.
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