Wood anemone is one of our most common spring flowers. Anemone nemorosa, as it is known, belongs to the family Ranunculaceae. The generic name anemone comes from the Greek word amon meaning “from the root”. The species name nemorosa is also derived from the Greek. The word nemos means grove, which refers to its distribution in great groves. In English, Anemone nemorosa is often called Wood anemone or Wind flower. Wood anemone grows in shady and moisty soil of forests, groves and pastures.