Friday 26 March 2021

Balkan Anemones

 In the cemetery, this sweet sort of little alpine meadow has appeared by one of the trees, surrounded by flowers I'd seen before but had never before bothered to identify properly. I just thought they were some kind of cornflower.

Well, on closer inspection, and the help of my Flora Incognita app, I was able to identify them as a balkan anemone, a species not native here and so either seeded here, or an escapee from a nearby garden.

It doesn't really matter, as they are very pretty. Although I did notice that the bees ignored them, preferring to concentrate on the glory of the snows mixed in with them. 

A small area, but a beautiful one.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 26.03.21


  1. Lovely magnolia. All the spring colours are spectacular. Uk is in a good climate zone for spectacular spring. It is only being away that makes me realize how beautiful and 'awakening' it is. Thanks for the views.

  2. That white blossom against the blue sky is divine Si

  3. It's lovely, but the blossom is starting to fall already