Oct 21st, 2014

Knockout Blooms: Japanese Windflower

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Did you know that the Japanese windflower is part of the same family as the common buttercup? If you look at the form of the flower and the leaves you can see the similarities! The family is Ranunculaceae and also includes ranunculus a bloom often found in bridal bouquets. Ranuculas and anemone are some of my favorite flowers. Which reminds me of this quote:

But a weed is simply a plant that wants to grow where people want something else. In blaming nature, people mistake the culprit. Weeds are people’s idea, not nature’s. ~Author Unknown

Anemone hupehensis Pamina cropped logo

Anemone hupehensis var. japonica ‘Pamina’ in Flagler Garden.

Anemone x hybrida 'Whirlwind'

Anemone x hybrida ‘Whirlwind’


Jonah Holland is Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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