A summer flowering plant. The white flowers, about 3 cms wide appearing in early summer have a fine bluish hue and blue anthers, up to 12 or so are held in a raceme on upstanding branched stems. It forms attractive seed heads which start green but later turn deep brown/black. The leaves are dark green and deeply dissected like some of the ther anemones offered on this site. It is found naturally in China, and across the himalaya to India, Sumatra and Sri Lanka where it grows at forest margins.