Friday, January 27, 2012

Grecian windflower (Anemone blanda)

Chelmos Mt.

Enipeus valey (near Mt Olympus)

 Anemone blanda or grecian windflower (ανεμώνη ή ανεμώνη του βουνού) belongs to the Ranunculaceae family. The name anemone could either mean the daughter of wind from greek anemos or according to another version it can also be a corrupted Greek word, of Semitic origin, referring to the lament for slain Adonis or Naaman, whose blood gave the red A. coronaria. Its colour can vary between deep blue-purple, pink or white and it usually appears in low clusters. They are widespread in the greek mountains flowering from early spring to early summer.

Chelidona Mt.


Giga said...

Z radością bym na nie patrzyła w miejscu, w którym rosną, bo są śliczne. Pozdrawiam. *** With joy I looked at them in a place where grown, because they are beautiful. Yours

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Another beautiful wild flower of Greece.

marijke said...

You know what I am thinking why we dutch are only going to Greece because of the beaches. I never thought there were so many beautiful flowers to see. Most of the time we visit in july or august and there are no flowers at that time because of the heath. Your pictures are gorgeous.
Have a nice weekend

CameraCruise said...

Gorgeous photos of the beautiful flower!
Have a beautiful weekend.

Joop Zand said...

Prachtige foto's van deze anemonen,
uitstekend gedaan.

Groetjes, Joop

Greece's Flora said...

Thank you all!! Marjike I think that there are flowers in summer as well but not that many in the seaside...if you visit greece in June you will find plenty of them!