Anemone - Ranunculaceae
Symbolism: Relaxation and enjoying the moment
Description: Anemones are elegant and fragile cup-shaped garden flowers with dark centers. Petals come in white, pink, red, scarlet, blue, or purple.
Named after: The name Anemone comes from the Greek word anemos, meaning “wind”, hence it being known as “the flower of the wind.” According to Greek mythology, the anemone sprang from Aphrodite's tears as she mourned the death of Adonis.
Latin/Scientific name: Ranunculaceae
Native to: The temperate mountainous areas of the northern hemisphere. A few wild anemones bloom in early spring at the edge of the woods in cooler areas. The blue anemone grows in Greece.
Flowering period: In the spring
Vase life: 5 to 7 days when treated with commercial flower food
Popular uses in floral arrangements or bouquets: Anemones make a striking accent flower in arrangements. Its delicate petals also add a romantic and graceful touch to bridal bouquets.