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Set B2 - Wild Flowers - card information

50. Winter Aconite
(Eranthis hyemalis (L.) Salisb.)

50. Winter Aconite

Earlier even than than the snowdrop the winter aconite comes into bloom. Each flower is on a separate stalk a few inches high, and has six yellow petal-like sepals. Immediately below is a whorl of greenery composed of three deeply-divided leaves. The leaves from the root appear a little later than the flowers. They are on long stalks, are round in outline and cut into narrow segments. This is a naturalized plant, now to be found in woods and plantations.