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Can anybody identify this little plant please

This is only my second spring here in Hampshire.
My garden is on a clay plate with underlying chalk.
This little plant didn't appear last year but after the heavy snow and freezing conditions maybe it was frozen out? It has just popped through the lawn near a bird bath.
The flower reminds me of an anemone blanda but the leaves are different - and obviously is red!!
Hopefully I'll  attach the pictures. Please scroll down to see all 3.
Any help gratefully received
Many thanks, Diana 


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,026
    Anemone coronaria
  • Thanks so much for replying but I'm really not sure it is coronaria.
    As I said, the flowers are like anemone blanda/celandine.
    There are no leaves on the flower stalk. They come out from the ground individually
    The petals are more pointed than coronaria and hardly overlap.
    Also, completely  black centre and stamens with no white at all - all the other pictures of coronaria I've found show a white ring around the stamens with the red flower.
    Are there any other possibilities?
    Thanks again.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 9,959
    Anemone pavonina ?
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Thanks Pete.8!
    The pictures look much closer-although there's an amazing variation in the petals. It's also hard to see the leaves in many of the photos which are focusing on the flowers.
    You might've solved the dilemma. Unless snyone out there has other ideas.
    Thank you 😊
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 9,959
    I'd never seen one before and have to confess it was Google what found it :)
    A lovely little plant - whatever it is
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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