Anemone amagisanensis Honda
Anemone anhuiensis Y.K.Yang, N.Wang & W.C.Ye
Anemone baicalensis flaccida (F.Schmidt) Ulbr.
Anemone baicalensis laevigata A.Gray
Anemone hofengensis W.T.Wang
Anemone laevigata (A.Gray) Koidz.
Anemone soyensis H.Boissieu
Anemone tagawae Ohwi
Anemonoides flaccida (F.Schmidt) Holub
Anemonoides soyensis (H.Boissieu) Holub
Arsenjevia flaccida (F.Schmidt.) Starod.
Flowering plant on Mount Shiroumayari, Hakuba, Nagano prefecture, Japan.
Photograph by: Alpsdake
Anemone flaccida is a herbaceous, perennial plant producing a cluster of stems up to 30cm tall from a short, branched rhizome[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, many members of this genus contain protoanemonin, an irritating acrid oil that is an enzymatic breakdown product of the glycoside ranunculin. While protoanemonin can cause severe topical and gastrointestinal irritation, it is unstable and changes into harmless anemonin when plants are dried or heated[
E. Asia - Russian Far East, China, Japan
Moist shaded places along streams and ravines in foothills[
] in loose peaty soils[
]. Forests and streamsides in valleys, shady grassy places; t elevations from 400 - 3,000 metres[
|Pollinators||Bees, Flies, Self
Hardy to at least -20°c[
Succeeds in ordinary garden soil but prefers a woodland soil[
]. Prefers a moist peaty soil in some shade[
]. Plants succeed in maritime gardens[
Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[
A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[
A good woodland plant[
Leaves and stems - cooked[
]. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.
Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in the summer[
]. 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[
]. 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.