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Winter Aconite - March 2013 by cclaude

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A winter aconite braves the cold weather on the grounds of Winterthur Museum in Delaware (USA).

Eranthis (winter aconite) is a genus of eight species of flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family), native to southern Europe and east across Asia to Japan. The common name comes from the early flowering time and the resemblance of the leaves to those of the related genus Aconitum, the true aconite. Unlike Aconitum, Eranthis is not poisonous.
Foliage at the end of flowering
They are herbaceous perennials growing to 10–15 cm (4–6 in) tall. The flowers are yellow (white in E. albiflora and E. pinnatifida), and among the first to appear in spring, as early as January in mild climates, though later where winter snowpack persists; they are frost-tolerant and readily survive fresh snow cover unharmed. The leaves only expand fully when the flowers are nearly finished; they are peltate, 5-8 cm diameter, with several notches, and only last for 2-3 months before dying down during the late spring.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank You!

    – cclaude

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Lovely capture
    Please add location and country in the description

  • Thanks. Will do.

    – cclaude

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasover 1 year ago

    Outstanding photo of the delightful flower!

  • Glad you like it. Than you for stopping by.

    – cclaude

  • RGHunt
    RGHuntover 1 year ago

    23 JUNE 2013 - SHEER POETRY

  • Thank you for the feature. Always appreciated.

    – cclaude

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Yellow Challenge

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 1 year ago

    Congratulations!! Your BEAUTIFUL image is being
    FEATURED in the group, “Wildflowers of North America!!”

  • Thank you for the feature. Always appreciated.

    – cclaude

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 1 year ago

    Very nice work

  • Thank You!

    – cclaude

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