wood anemone


: any of several anemones
especially : one (Anemone quinquefolia) of North America with solitary often pink-tinged flowers

Examples of wood anemone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Epimedium, wood anemone and trillium were also emerging. Jeastman, oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023 May is a good time for Wisconsin homeowners to consider groundcover plants More:Here's how to register for No Mow May in Milwaukee Carlson said some of her favorite groundcovers are spring ephemerals, a wood anemone, a sedge and an ajuga. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Journal Sentinel, 27 Apr. 2023 The northern stretch travels through farm fields before heading into dense forest filled with spring wildflowers, including trillium, wood anemone, mayapple, violets, jack-in-the-pulpit and shooting stars, according to the Ice Age Trail Alliance Guidebook. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2022 The spring beauty and the wood anemone? Pamela Miller, Star Tribune, 9 July 2021 In the spring, expect yellow violets and wood anemone. Sarah Rose, Travel + Leisure, 15 Mar. 2023 Go with this fan-favorite from Yankee Candle, which contains notes of green tea, wood anemone, and fresh meadow. Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 27 Jan. 2023 Producing single white or light pink flowers, wood anemone tends to grow in dense mats, covering the ground with foliage and spreading through rhizomes. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1650, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wood anemone was in 1650

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“Wood anemone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20anemone. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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