Anemone coronaria 'De Caen'
Medium: Watercolor/Colored Pencil
The brightly-colored poppy anemone is one of the first signs of spring. The long-lasting perennial has been cultivated to display an array of colors and a steady supply of blooms. The flowers of the 'De Caen' group pictured here consist of 5-8 tepals that form a cup shape around a dark seed head of tightly-packed pistils. This center mound is surrounded by a ring of stamens that form a crown shape, giving the species its name coronaria. The arrangement of blooms is accented by groupings of parsley-like leaves.