Anemone L.

Common Name: Anemone

Family: Ranunculaceae

Published in: Sp. Pl. 1: 538. 1753.

Other: Nom. cons. (proposed 1992, entered in code 2006). Lectotype: A. coronaria L. (typ. cons.) According to Stearn, not derived from the Greek 'anemos' = wind and "more likely a corrupted Greek loan word of Semitic origin referring to the lament for slain Adonis or Naaman, whose scattered blood produced the blood-red Anemone coronaria..."

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