Wood Anemone


Hazard Information

Route: Skin     Plant Part: Sap

Scale: Low

Blistering of the skin if handled.


Common Name(s)

Wood Anemone

Latin Name

Anemone Nemorosa


The flowers are usually white or pinkish but may be tinged with blue. There are six or seven rounded petals on each flower curving slightly inwards. The leaves are stalked and delicate pointed segments with a serrated edge.


Although the Wood Anemone is not poisonous as such it can still be toxic causing damage to the mouth and digestive system if in contact with the sap.


Blistering of the skin if handled, ulceration to the mouth and digestive and urinary system.

Flowering Period

March to June.


Woodland, copses and meadows.