|10-20 cm (3.9-7.9 inch)
Anemone biflora is a tuberous species native to western Asia, growing in rocky habitats. The illustrated plants were grown from seed collected by Jim and Jenny Archibald in western Iran. It is about 12 cm tall in flower. The flowers are about 4 cm in diameter and are held well above the somewhat succulent foliage, which appears before flowering. Note that the red flowers close up after pollination and slowly turn yellowish. Cultivated plants about ten years old, in a raised bed in an unheated, covered Mediterranean house in Portland, Oregon. Photo by Jane McGary.