Adonis amurensis is an Asian species found on open slopes and in scrub. It flowers in early spring and has purple sepals and yellow petals. Photos 1 and 2 by John Lonsdale. Photo 3 by Rimmer de Vries.
Many cultivars have been developed in Japan with incredible colors. The ones pictured below were obtained from Peters Nursery in Germany. Photos by John Lonsdale.
Adonis amurensis 'Chichibubeni'
Adonis amurensis 'Fukujukai'
Adonis amurensis 'Genshu Fukujuso'
Adonis amurensis 'Shiun'
Adonis amurensis 'Titibushinkou'
Adonis brevistyla is from Bhutan, China and Tibet where it is found on open slopes. It has small white flowers and blooms early summer. Photos by John Lonsdale.
Adonis vernalis is found on rocky limestone slopes in Europe. It has golden yellow flowers. Photos by John Lonsdale.