small perennial clumpcomments (7) March 8th, 2013 in gallery
This perennial forms neat, 10 inch high clumps of foliage which remain mostly evergreen through the winter here in the Pacific Northwest (Zone 8). In late winter or early spring it produces dozens of solitary lavender purple flowers with white anthers and a chartreuse stigma. The flowers emerge directly from the ground rather than from preexisting growth. The lobed leaves (also solitary) are roughly club shaped and are borne atop slightly wiry stems. My guess is that the plant is some kind of anemone, but I have yet to find any reference to such a cultivar. Please help me to identify this lovely, shade-loving specimen.
posted in: The Gallery, winter, evergreen, lavender flowers, perennial, small, shade
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