Wood Anemone (Windflower) cover some woodland floors, before the leaf canopy shades it, or indicate woodland remnant by growing in patches along roadsides, hedges. They are a favourite pollen source for Hoverflies (see photo’s) and Honey Bees.. Different cultures associate them with different qualities- the Japanese, perhaps because they are poisonous, associates them with death, the Greeks with the wind god bringing spring, and the Romans with luck, believing to pick the first one and bring it indoors would ward off fever. The ‘petals’ are really sepals- usually white but often pink or purple-backed. Easy and beautiful to grow in damp shade in the garden, for early insects. Conditions: Mist burning off, sunny day down South. Temperature: Max 15- Min 7C.