|Height:||10-20 cm (3.9-7.9 inch)|
|Flower Season:||mid spring|
|Life form:||deciduous rhizome|
Anemone ranunculoides is a rhizomatous species that should not be allowed to dry out. This species with yellow flowers is from Europe and blooms in the spring. It is unique in having up to three flowers per stem. Where their areas overlap, it can hybridize with A. nemorosa, creating the pale yellow natural hybrid Anemone xLipsiensis, named after the German city of Leipzig where it was first recorded. Photo 1 by John Lonsdale, remainder by David Pilling. Photo 2 is of commercially supplied roots on a light blue 10 mm grid; photos 3-5 are of the resulting plants two years later.
There are several cultivars in trade, mostly different forms of double flowers. Picture 1 shows 'Aureus' with densely packed inner petals. Picture two shows a plant that appeared "spontaneously" in Martin Bohnet's garden. It likely arrived as a stowaway in another plant's pot and clearly is a 'semiplena' form, though it is unclear if its the same clone as those sold under that name.