(Anemone narcissiflora)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Anemone narcissiflora
Ranunculaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Leaves – raw or cooked[46, 61, 177]. The leaves , together with other salad greens and oil, were beaten to a creamy consistency and frozen into an ‘ice cream'[257].Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.

    Root – raw[177]. The upper root ends have been used for food[257]. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.

  • Cautionary Notes

    Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, a number of members of this genus are slightly poisonous, the toxic principle is destroyed by heat or by drying[4, 10, 19, 65].

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in the summer[1]. Surface sow or only just cover the seed and keep the soil moist. Sow stored seed as soon as possible in late winter or early spring. The seed usually germinates in 1 – 6 months at 15¡c[133]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in light shade in the greenhouse for at least their first year. When the plants are large enough, plant them out in the spring. Division in late summer after the plant dies down. This plant is very slow to increase[187].
Succeeds in ordinary garden soil but prefers a rich sandy loam[1] and full sun[200]. Succeeds in full sun or part shade[187]. Plants succeed in maritime gardens[233]. Hardy to about -20¡c[187]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233]. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54]. A very ornamental[1] and polymorphic plant[50, 187].
Europe. Asia. N. America.

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